Born: 9th January 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1916; age 25; KiA – whilst leading his men.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Flatiron Copse Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Leonard & Helen L. Turner.




1901   ‘Beaumarie House’, Anglesea Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Leonard Turner, 41, a Mechanical Engineers – employer, born Ipswich.

Helen Louisa Turmer (nee Kersey), 37, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Marjorie Joyce Turner, 7, born Ipswich.

1 cook

1 nurse

1 house parlour maid.


1911   ‘Spursholt’ Park Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 19 years old, an Engineer’s Apprentice 1st Class. He was living with his parents.

Leonard, 51, a Director of Engineering Firm.

Helen, 47.

1 cook

1 sewing maid

1 parlour maid.


On the 27th November 1917 Mr L. Turner applies for 1914 Star in respect of his late son.

The 1914 Star was sent from Warley, Essex to ‘Spursholt’ Park Road, Ipswich.


Herbert attended Ipswich School and Oundle School (School House) in May 1905 and left in December 1908.
The School magazine, the Laxtonian, lists him as winning many prizes:
The School History and Geography prize at Prize Day in summer 1905.
A Form prize at Prize Day 1906.
Form, French and Maths prizes in summer 1906
He also appears to have been a sporty boy, particularly in rowing, where he coxed the House and School teams throughout his time at School, and also played cricket and rugby.


Oundle School information courtesy of Judith – Archives Office.





































































































































































































































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