MAURICE ARTHUR TURNER

image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

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

Residence: Leacroft, St Edmunds Road, Ipswich.

Employed: He was engaged with his father and uncle in the firm of Messrs. W. & A.J. Turner, Ltd. – Tanner and Leather Merchants, Ipswich.

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

Maurice had been at the front since November 1914, except for short periods of leave.

 

Rank: Captain

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

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

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

 

 Cousin to HERBERT KERSEY TURNER.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

 

Maurice attended Ipswich School – entered 1898.

 

Maurice was interested in all forms of sport, and was a member of the Ipswich Hockey Club.

 

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

 

Probate to Arthur Turner – Leather Merchant.

 

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

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