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  • Courtesy of Anthony Pegg
Person Details
Newark on Trent
George William Turner was born in 1898 at Newark and was the son of George a foreman tailors cutter and Mary Turner née Cross of 43 London Road, Newark. His father George Turner was born in 1871 at Willoughby in the Wolds and his wife Mary Jane Cross was born in 1870 at Newark, they were married in 1894 at Newark, Mary brought a daughter Ruby Eveline Cross (b1892 birth recorded in the Bethnal Green registration district ) to the marriage she later took the name Turner. They had the following children all of whom were born in Newark, Elaine Mary b1895, Edith Annie b1895, Reginald b1897, George William b1898, Frank Henry b1900, Eva b1902, Elsie b1904, Constance b1905, Lewis b1907 and Grace Turner b1910. In the 1911 census the family are living at 2 Wellington Road, Newark and are shown as George 40 yrs a foreman tailors cutter, he is living with his wife Mary Jane 41 yrs and their children, Ruby Evaline 19 yrs a sewing machinist, Elaine Mary 16 yrs a cashier, Edith Annie 16 yrs a tailors button holer, Reginald 14 yrs a millers errand boy, George William a scholar and butchers errand boy, Frank Henry 11 yrs a scholar and bootmaker errand boy, Eva 9 yrs a scholar, Elsie 7 yrs a scholar, Constance 6 yrs a scholar, Lewis 4 yrs and Grace 1 year of age.
29 Aug 1918
1749719 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Anthony Pegg notes 'Lance Corporal Turner was a drummer boy, and therefore also a stretcher bearer. He was wounded four times, and each time he went back to the front, before eventually being killed in action'. His name is commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial - panel 7
Article published in the Newark Advertiser 25th September 1918 :- “Son of Mr G. Turner, 43 London Road, Newark. His father, George Turner, is serving in France and two other brothers are also in the army, one being in Italy. Immediately on the outbreak of war, deceased was engaged with other scouts guarding the Tubular Bridge and joined the colours during 1914. He has been twice wounded but always maintained his bright and cheerful disposition. He attended Barnby Road Council School as a boy and was a member of the Charles Street Wesleyan Sunday School and a Patrol Leader of the 5th Newark Troop of Boy Scouts. On leaving school he was with Mr G. Butt, butcher, Stodman Street. Killed in action.
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    George William Turner - Courtesy of Anthony Pegg