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,




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.

Maurice was educated at 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 1914 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. Matthew’s church and also at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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  • Captain Maurice Turner was a cousin through my maternal great grandfather, Albert Ridley. Maurice’s sister, Gwendolen Turner, was married to John Ganzoni, 1st Baron Belstead, who was Ipswich MP from 1914-38. On 11 November, I look forward to honouring him and the other Ipswich people who gave their lives for our country in the First World War.


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