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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Henry Turton at Chester Overleigh Cemetery and is courtesy of Chris Kemp and the find a grave website.
Person Details
Nottingham
William Henry Turton was born in 1881 at Nottingham, he married his wife Maria Allwood (born 3rd October 1880 Nottingham) in 1901 at Nottingham, they lived at 31 Charles Street, Brook Street, Chester they had the following children, Daisy May born 4th February 1903, Joseph Henry Bates born 15th February 1905, Lillian Elizabeth born 18th April 1906 all were born at Burton on Trent and William Henry born 10th March 1915 born at Chester. In the 1911 census Maria Turton is living at 5 Thorsley Terrace, New Street, Dinnington, she is shown as being married 32 yrs a house keeper, she is living with her children Joseph Henry 6 yrs and Lillian 4 yrs the head of the household is Lambert Gilvear 34 yrs a coal miner who is living with his son Freddy Gilvear 7 yrs. Following his death his widow Maria was awarded a pension of 33 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 9th December 1918.
He had various occupations including shoeing smith and marine engineer (army pension record)
03 Jun 1918
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1517 336950
31 Charles Street, Milton Street, Chester.
Private
Royal Engineers
Private William Henry Turton originally enlisted on 2nd September 1898 at Nottingham, he stated he was 18 yrs and 3 months of age and lived at Nottingham, he was a shoeing smith by trade, he was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment he saw service in South Africa and he purchased his discharge from the Army on 9th August 1903. Following the outbreak of the war he re enlisted on 9th April 1915 at Chester giving his age as 33 years and 11 months, his address was 31 Charles Street, Milton Street, Chester next of kin was his wife Maria of the same address he gave his occupation as that of a marine engineer, he was posted to the Royal Army Medical Corps. On 7th March 1916 he was examined by a travelling medical board and found to be fit for home service only due to his defective eye sight. On 25th March 1916 he was posted to the 3rd Provisional Field Ambulance Welsh Brigade. On 11th September 1916 he appeared before a medical board and was found unfit for further service due to stiff joints in back and ankles and having to walk with the aid of a stick, he was discharged from the Army on 25th September 1916 aged 36 yrs and awarded a silver war badge number 119335. He died on 3rd June 1918 of bronchitis and Pneumonia and is buried at Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery.
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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Henry Turton at Chester Overleigh Cemetery and is courtesy of Chris Kemp and the find a grave website.
    William Henry Turton - Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Henry Turton at Chester Overleigh Cemetery and is courtesy of Chris Kemp and the find a grave website.