Project Description

HARRY WARBURTON TURNER 1899–?

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Brother of Lawrence and Dorothy

Born 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 26th February 1899 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe

Married 1932 to Clara Loach daughter of Stephen Loach

Son Richard L born 1938 Crosby, Lancashire, daughter Suzanne J born 1943/44 possibly Northern Rhodesia

1901 Census

Age 2, living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with father Richard, mother Kate Ellen and siblings Lawrence 8, Alice 5 and Dorothy 3. Father was a wheelwright.

1911 Census

At school and living with family on Victoria Street. Another brother Bernard age 3. Father a carriage builder (employer).

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 2091

Military Unit:  Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Transferred from Motor Machine Gun Service, Royal Artillery.

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders

22.3.19: Transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

In Wright’s 1920 directory, the Turner family were living on Water Lane. Lawrence’s father Richard was a carriage builder and joiner, Harry a motor engineer and his mother Kate, a stationer.

He was the younger brother of Lawrence, who was wounded in the war and died in Radcliffe on Trent eight years later (1923).

In 1925 Harry was living on Main Road, Radcliffe with parents Richard and Kate.

There is a record of him having travelled on the ship Columbia from Port Limon, Costa Rica to Plymouth, England via Cartagena, arriving on 7th Jan 1932. Proposed address in the UK given as Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: engineer.

In 1934 both Harry and Clara returned to England from Venezuela.

In 1946 he travelled from Capetown to Liverpool on the Empress of Scotland, arriving 3rd March. Address: c/o S. Loach, Radcliffe-on-Trent. Occupation: fitter. Country of last permanent address given as North Rhodesia. Intended country of future residence England.

On 9th July 1950, age 51, he travelled from London to Sydney on the ship Chitral. Last address in the UK: The Bungalow, Ley Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse. Occupation: fitter.

On 29 August 1951 Clara with Richard and Suzanne left UK for Sydney, giving their last address as J Duckett in Burton Joyce, Harry’s sister Alice and family.

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings