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

Residence: Ipswich.

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.


Grave Reference:

Division 62.


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 at a 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 in 1904, in Ipswich.


In 1912, Ipswich, William married Susan Louise Abbott, born July 1889, Ipswich – daughter of Henry William Abbott, a painter, and Susan Abbott (nee Jacobs), a general shopkeeper, of 9, Fore Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Susan and William had four children:

Percy William Turner, born February 1913, Ipswich.

Ivy Louise Turner, born April 1914, Ipswich.

Florence May Turner, born November 1915, Ipswich.

Dorothy Gladys Turner, born March 1918, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Susan L. Turner – widow.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


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

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