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Ira William Turner was born in 1891 at Warwick and was the son of Ira William Turner and the late Mary Elizabeth Turner née Hardy of 1 Nicholson Street, Newark. His father Ira William was born in Great Godding, Huntingdon in 1863 and his mother Mary Elizabeth Hardy was born in 1868 at Milton, Newark, she died in 1909 aged 52 yrs the death was registered in the Nottingham registration district. They were married in 1886 their marriage was registered in the Nottingham registration district, went on to have the following children, Eunice Ann b1887 Nottingham, Ira William b1892 Warwick, Gertrude Mary b1896 Warwick, Eleanor Annie b1896 Warwick, Nancy Beatrice b1899 Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Janet b1904 Newark and Frances b1908 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 1 Nicholson Street, Newark and are shown as Ira William Turner 48 yrs a bricklayer and a widow , he is living with his children, Eunice Ann 24 yrs a tailors machinist, Nancy Beatrice 12 yrs a scholar, Janet 7 yrs a scholar and Frances 3yrs. In the same 1911 census we find that Ira William has left the family home and joined the army, he is living at Crownhill Fort barracks, Devon, he is shown as being 19 yrs and a private in the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters.
He was a career soldier.
10 Sep 1918
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Lance Corporal
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Lance Corporal Ira William Turner enlisted on 1st July 1909 at Derby, he gave his age as 18 yrs and 1 month, his occupation was that of a fitters assistant. His next of kin was his father Ira William. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. On 29th September 1911 he was posted to India and returned to England on 16th October 1914. He was transferred to the Kings Royal Rifle Corp on 5th December 1914 and sent to France on 11th January 1915. He returned to England on 4th October 1915 and returned to France on 1st March 1916. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 31st May 1918 and was gassed and wounded in action on 8th September 1918 at Abbeville and admitted to hospital. He died of his wounds on 10th September 1918 and is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. 4.E.15
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