Photographs courtesy of Carol Lipscomb.


Born: 1890, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd December 1918; age 28 – Influenza – 2nd General Hospital, France.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner/Saddler; Service Number: 885426

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), ‘D’ Battery, 211th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ste Marie Cemetery,

Le Harve,





1891   56, Station Street, Ipswich.


William was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

Walter William Turner, 26, a Miller, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Emily Turner (nee Webber), 24, born Ipswich.

Frederick Charles Turner, 5, born Ipswich.

Reginald Turner, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   56, Station Street, Ipswich.


William was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 36, a Flour Mill Labourer.WILLIAM WALTER TURNER 2

Emily, 34.

Frederick, 15, a Printer.

Reginald, 12.

Ethel Nellie Turner, 9, born Ipswich.

Herbert Turner, 7, born Ipswich.

Florence May Turner, 5, born Ipswich.

Alfred Turner, 2, born Ipswich.

Annie Emily Turner, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1911   56, Station Street, Ipswich.


William was 21 years old, a Miller – Flour Manufacturer. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Emily, 44.

Ethel, 19, a Laundress – Steam Laundry.

Herbert, 17, a Hammer Driver – Iron Foundry.

Florence, 15, a Laundress – Steam Laundry.

Alfred, 12.

Annie, 10.

Hilda Turner, 8, born Ipswich.


William’s father, Walter William Turner died 1904, Ipswich.


In 1912, Ipswich, William married Susan Louise Abbott, born 1890, Ipswich.

They had 4 children:

Percy William Turner, 1913, Ipswich.

Ivy I. Turner, 1914, Ipswich.

Florence M. Turner, 1915, Ipswich.

Dorothy G. Turner, 1918, Ipswich.


William is also remembered on Holy Trinity Church War Memorial.



Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), ‘D’ Battery, 211th Brigade

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