TURNER, Frederick Thomas

No.34658, Sapper, Frederick Thomas TURNER
Aged 27

152nd Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died of his Wounds on 6th May 1916

Frederick Thomas Turner was born in Ixworth (3rd qtr 1888 Thingoe 4a:674) son of George and Emma TURNER (née CORNISH).

1891 census...Aged 2, he was at Park House, Cottages, Ixworth with his father George TURNER [39] journeyman harness maker; his mother Emma [44] born Rougham; brothers Sidney George [13], Frank John [10], and Bertie James [9]; sisters Jessie Maria [11], Anne Alice [8], Millie Jane [6] and Kate Mary Anne [4]. All except his mother were born in Ixworth.

1901 census...Aged 12, he was at Manister's Yard, Ixworth with his parents; sisters Ellen E [26] born Rougham and Kate M A ; brother Bertie J (domestic groom).

1911 census...Aged 22, a carpenter, he was at The High Street, Ixworth with his parents and sister Kate. All ten siblings survived.

He married Alice Kate LEGGETT [5-3-1884] on 17th July 1915 in Colchester, later of 14 St.Paul's Road, Colchester.

On the pension card his widow was at 14 St.Paul's Road, Colchester. At that time his parents were at Chapel Cottage, High Street, Ixworth.

He enlisted in Colchester on 16th March 1915, giving his age as 26, single, a carpenter residing at 14 St.Paul's Road, Colchester. He was 5 feet 4.25 inches tall, weighed 123 lbs, chest 34 to 36.5 inches. He embarked for BEF on 21st October 1915. Sadly much of his documentation is badly burnt.

He died from wounds and gas poisoning at No 41 Casualty Clearing Station, Doullens, France
Dying of his wounds and the relevant details not seen in his service record, it cannot be said exactly were or when he was wounded.

photo CWGC

Frederick Turner is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension One 2:C:3

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