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John Wiliam Turner was born in 1887 at Newark and was the son of Samuel Miller Turner a brickmaker and Agnes Jane Turner née Alcock of 94 Beaconhill Road, Newark His father Samuel Miller Turner was born in 1855 at Burgh Le Marsh, Lincolnshire and died on 11th June 1907 and his mother Agnes Jane Alcock was born in 1856 at Lowdham, they were married on 25th May 1874 at Lowdham and went on to have the following children, Gertrude b1875 Stapleford, Thomas b1878 Lowdham, Fanny 1881 Stickney, Edith b1883 Newark, George 1885 Newark and John b1887 In the 1911 census John William has left the family home and is living at 11 Cherry Holt Lane, Newark with his brother Tom, they are shown as Tom 33 yrs a brickmaker, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 29 yrs and John William 24 yrs single and a maltsters labourer. John William married his wife Florence Theresa Warner in 1911 at Newark they lived at 14 Cross Street, Newark.
He was a maltsters labourer.
23 Oct 1917
825167 - CWGC Website
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John William Turner enlisted at Newark, he served with the 15th battalion Sherwood Foresters, he was killed in action on 23rd October 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Article published 7th November 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Husband of Florence Theresa Turner, 14 Cross Street, Newark. His wife is engaged on night work with Messrs. Ransome & Marles. Brother, Pte. George Turner is serving in the Army Service Corps and is currently home from the front. Letter from Chaplain dated October 25th. “Our battalion took part in a big attack up here on the Flanders front and in the advance your husband was killed. We buried him just behind the firing line”. Youngest son of the late Mr. Miller Turner and Mrs. Turner, late of Beacon Hill. As a boy attended the Mount School and the parish church. Prior to enlisting in Sherwood Foresters was employed at Messrs. Cafferata’s Hawton works. In France for just six weeks before his death. Well known for his great interest in pigeon flying, winning many prizes. Another brother, Pte. Tom Turner, Sherwood Foresters, is also in France. His sister, Mrs. Inwards, lost her husband two years ago. Another sisters’ husband is a prisoner in Holland. The eldest sisters’ husband recently received his discharge after nine months in France. Florence has a brother stationed in Edinburgh.
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