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George Turland was born in 1879 the son of William Henry Turland a railway goods guard and Rosa Turland née Daft) of 11, Curtis Grove, Wilford Road, Nottingham. William Henry was born in 1852 at Huntingdon, Rosa Daft in 1859 at Nottingham. She died in 1907 aged 50. They were married on 19th May 1878 at St Peters Church, Nottingham and had the following children - William Henry b.1878, George b.1879, Jane b.1886, Mabel b.1890, Ada b.1894 and Edward Bernard b.1896. George Turland was married twice, firstly to Mary Ann Doughty, (b.1887 in London, married on 7th October 1905 at Whitechapel). They had two children - Florence Mary b. 7th July 1906 and Winifred Maud b. 2nd November 1907. Mary died in 1907 aged 30. In 1908, George married Maria Doughty (b. 7th October 1881 Bromley by Bow) in 1908 at Nottingham. Their only child William Edward was born 18th October 1908. In 1911, they lived at 176, Wilford Road, Nottingham along with George’sfather William and sister Lily. With effect from 4/6/197, Maria, by then living at 106, Cremorne Street, Meadows, Nottingham, was awarded a weekly pension of 26/3d.
George Turland was a lace machine builder in 1911 and a store keeper by 1916.
01 Dec 1916
38
6208
Private
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Turland attested on 16th May 1916 aged 36. He had previously served in the South Notts Hussars for 4 years. He was posted to the reserves . He died of “apoplexy” at Nottingham on 1st December 1916. His army service record survives and shows no service overseas, he is not recorded on the CWGC Debt of Honour Register.
Nottingham Guardian 5/12/1916: “NOTTINGHAM WOMAN SIX TIMES BEREAVED. “The Deputy Coroner for Nottingham (Mr. F. W. Rothera) held two inquests at Leen-side yesterday. [4th December 1916] “At the inquiry on the body of Private George Turland, aged 38, of 106, Cremorne-street, store keeper at the Territorial headquarters, who died suddenly on Friday, the widow said that he had been a healthy man, but immediately after a bath he fell in a heap and died almost immediately. “Dr. Macdonald Smith attributed death to the bursting of a small blood vessel on the surface of the brain (apoplexy), and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.” Article courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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