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Tom Turner was born in 1890 at Wivenhoe, Essex and was the son of the late Elijah Turner and Caroline Sophia Turner née Bates of West Street, Wivenhoe. His father Elijah was born in 1836 at East Doneyland, Essex he died in 1895 aged 59 yrs and his mother Caroline Sophia Bates was born in in 1846 at Wivenhoe, Essex they were married on 16th December 1866 at St Mary the Virgin Church Wivenhoe. They went on to have the following children, Dagmar b1874, Thomas Robert b1884, Maude b1884, George b1887 and Tom b1890. In the 1911 census the family are living at West Street, Wivenhoe and are shown as Caroline Turner 65 yrs head of the family a widow she is living with her children, Thomas 27 yrs a ship smith, George 24 yrs a yacht painter and Tom 21 yrs an assistant hairdresser. Tom married his wife Harriett Bentley in 1916 at Newark, they went on to have a daughter Evelyn born in 1916 they lived at Eldon Street, Newark
He was an assistant hairdresser in the 1911 census.
03 May 1917
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2/5th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Tom Turner enlisted at Newark in October 1916 he served with the 2/5th battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He landed in France in January 1917, he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published 19th May 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Resided with wife and infant daughter in Eldon Street, Newark. He was an assistant and manager to the late Mrs Smedley, hairdresser of Middlegate. In consequence of her illness he received a conditional exemption, which expired when she passed away. He joined up at the end of October and went out to France in January. Killed in action on May 4th. A native of Wivenhoe, Essex and had been in Newark four years, his wife being the youngest daughter of the late Mr William Bentley of Eldon Street.
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