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Haverhill, Suffolk
Alexander George was born in 1899 the son of Frederick, a brewery manager and Selina Turner née Johnson of 9 Wellington Square Derby Road Nottingham. His father was born in 1869 at Lavenham Suffolk, his mother at 1871 in Nottingham. They were married in Haverhill in 1893 and had four children, all born in Haverhill; Edith 1895, Frederick Eley 1897, Alexander George 1899 and Grace 1905. Alexander's father died in 1910 in Haverhill aged 42. Selina then returned to Nottingham and in 1911 was living with her four children, Edith (16) a clerk, Frederick (14) a contractor’s clerk and Alexander (12) and Grace (6). Also at the address was Selina’s sister Agnes Johnson (46) a milliner.
17 Feb 1917
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Lance Sergeant
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Alexander Turner enlisted in Nottingham 14th February 1915. He was under age (census states he was born 1899 which would make him 16). He was buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt Grave Reference 4.F.5
His brother Frederick Eley Turner also died in the Great War. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force who died on 27th September 1918. He is buried in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, grave reference IX B 10. Both Alexander and Frederick are also commemorated on the war memorial in Haverhill Suffolk.
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