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Samuel Harold Turner was the son of Douglas Turner and Fanny West who married at Radford St Peter’s Church in January 1894. Their children included: Douglas Arthur Wallace (b.1894), Samuel Harold (b.1897), Thomas Edward (b.1899), William Henry (b.1903) and Frederick (b.1905). The Turner family lived at: 10 Wallan Street, Radford [C.1901]; 5 Osborne Street, Radford [C.1911]; 14 Harold Road, Radford [CWGC of brother]. Douglas Turner, who in 1911 was a motorman working for Nottingham Corporation, died at Nottingham in 1930, aged 63. His wife Fanny predeceased him, dying at Nottingham in 1927, aged 62. Sam was engaged to be married.
Still at school (C. 1911)
16 Aug 1917
825179 - CWGC Website
11th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Enlisted at Nottingham; initially served with the Sherwood Foresters [Service No. 274337]; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Douglas Turner was not at home in the 1901 census and as his wife, Fanny, described herself as a soldier’s wife, we can presume that he was off fighting in the Boer War.
His brother, Private Douglas Arthur Wallace Turner 2nd Sherwood Foresters died on 6 October 1918. Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 6 June 1918: 'Turner. Reported missing August 16th 1917 now officially reported killed, Private Sam Turner, age 21, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Mother, brothers, also fiancée.'
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