Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 16th July 1916; age 26; KiA.

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

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion (Territorial).


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Gertrude Turner, of “Helencote,” Henley Road, Ipswich, and the late Arthur Turner.




1891   Fairleigh House, Russell Road, Ipswich.


Maurice was a year old and living with his parents

Arthur Turner, 36, a Leather Merchant – employer; born Ipswich.

Gertrude Turner (nee Ridley), 28; born Ipswich.

2 servants.


1901   Leacroft, St Edmunds Road, Ipswich.


Maurice was 11 years old and living with his parents, sisters & paternal uncle.

Arthur, 46, a Leather Merchant and employer of 16 men & 4 boys.

Gertrude, 38.

Gwendoline Gertrude Turner, 7, born Ipswich.

Vera Carol Turner, 5, born Ipswich.

Douglas Turner, 41, a Steel Manufacturer, born Ipswich.

3 servants.


1911   3, St Edmunds Road, Ipswich.


Maurice was 21 years old and a Tanning Assistant in the family business. He was living with his parents & sister.

Arthur, 56, a Leather merchant – employer.

Gertrude, 48, Lady.

Gwendoline, 17, Lady.

3 servants.


On the 29th November 1917 Arthur Turner Esq applies for the 1914 Star in respect of his late son.

The 14 Star was sent from Warley, Essex to ‘Helencote’ Henley Road,


The British War medal was sent 21st May 1919 & the Victory medal on the 30th April 1921.


Maurice is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


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