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Skegby Nottinghamshire
He was the husband of Elizabeth Turton and the father of Walter (killed in action 22/8/1918) Thomas, Doris, Elizabeth, Florry and William Henry Turton. In 1911 they lived on Eastfield Side Suton in Ashfield.
He was a miner.
30 May 1915
473285 - CWGC Website
Chatham Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry
Turton was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
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