Photographs courtesy of Carol Lipscomb.
Born: 1890, Stoke, Ipswich.
Died: 3rd December 1918; age 28; died of Influenza and Pneumonia at 2nd General Hospital, Le Harve, France. Served 3 years & 6 months
Employed for 10 years at Messrs. Fison’s Flour Mills.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Gunner/Saddler; Service Number: 885426
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), ‘D’ Battery, 211th Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
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.
Frederick, 15, a Printer.
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.
Ethel, 19, a Laundress – Steam Laundry.
Herbert, 17, a Hammer Driver – Iron Foundry.
Florence, 15, a Laundress – Steam Laundry.
Hilda Turner, 8, born Ipswich.
William’s father, Walter William Turner died 1904, Ipswich.
In 1912, Ipswich, William married Susan Louise Abbott, born July 1889, Ipswich.
They had 4 children:
Percy William Turner, February 1913, Ipswich.
Ivy Louise Turner, April 1914, Ipswich.
Florence May Turner, November 1915, Ipswich.
Dorothy Gladys Turner, March 1918, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Susan L. Turner – widow.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.