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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Hornby, Yorkshire

Service No: G/9148

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 7th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-12-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 18.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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Walter Turner was the son of John and Alison Turner, née McIntosh. John, who at one time worked as a clog maker, was born at Slaidburn, Yorkshire (the son of Christopher and Jane Turner); Alice was born at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. In 1871 John, Alice and their children were living at Howlsike, Glaisdale, Yorkshire.

1881 Edinburgh, Midlothian Census: 162, Pleasance - Walter Turner, aged 3 years, born Yorkshire. [Walter and two sisters, Annie and Alice, along with their mother Alice, were visiting George (born Edinburgh 1831) and Ann Ewart (born Kent 1834) who were probably relatives The rest of the Turner family were living at 9, Chaloner Street, Guisborough, Yorkshire.]

1891 Armathwaite Township, Cumberland: Firth Inn - Walter Turner, aged 13 years, born, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, son of John and Alison Turner.

1911 Eyke, Suffolk Census: Woodbridge - Walter Turner, clog maker, aged 32 years, born Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire. [Walter and his brother Joseph, who was born at Slaidburn, Yorkshire, were living with Harry and Ann Collins.]

The British Army Service Record for Walter Turner exists but may be incomplete. In this record it is stated that his mother, Alison, aged 83 years (in 1919), was living at 2, Court Lane, Skipton, Yorkshire. A daughter of Walter, Gladys Grimwood, born 12 August 1913 is also named and her address is given as c/o Mrs. Smith, Church Terrace, Wickham Market, Suffolk.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Turner, G/9148, The Queens R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Turner, G/9148, 1st [sic] R.W.S.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Walter Turner, G/9148, 2nd Bn Royal W. Surrey Regt. Date and Place of Death: 12.12.16. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee: Alison. £5 11s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Walter.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

TURNER, Walter, 12th December, 1916. [Additional]


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Private Walter TURNER

Private Walter TURNER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Walter

Born: Hornby, Yorks

Residence: Swaffham, Norfolk

Enlisted: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Number: G/9148

Rank: Private

Regiment: Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion


Died Date: 12/12/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 9148

Rank: Private

Regiment: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Unit: 2nd Bn.



Died Date: 12/12/1916

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