374066, Private, Bertram Silas TURNER
Aged 25
no medal card
301st (Welsh) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Died of Illness on Thursday 4th July 1918

Born in Newmarket in Q3-1893 [Newmarket 3b:498], 3rd son of Alfred Hales and Mary Elizabeth TURNER (née PETCH) of 55 St Philips Road , Newmarket.

1901 census...Bertram [7] was at 55 St.Philips Road, Newmarket with his father Alfred [41] a shoeing smith born Isleham, his mother Mary [39] born Isleham, , sisters Ethel [14] and Olive [13] and brothers Alfred [15] and Victor [10] all born in Isleham, and his grandmother [67] Eunice PETCH and aunt [37] Eunice Petch.

1911 census...Bertram Silas [17], a grocer's assistant at Layngs, High Street, Newmarket, was living at 9 Bath Terrace, Newmarket with his parents, sisters Ethel Mary and Olive Julia, and brothers Victor Stephen a draper's hosier and Alfred James [25], a grocer's assistant.

He enlisted in Walthamstow, London and died of pneumonia at Colchester General Military Hospital (Colchester 4a/706).

His brother Alfred was killed in 1917.. see here

No medal index card has been found for Bertram which indicates he did not serve overseas, which is in line with his unit, a Home Service unit. The 301st (Welsh) Field Ambulance did however disband in January 1918

Bertram is buried in Newmarket Cemetery- Ref:H684
and commemorated on the Roll of Honour of the Congregational Church, Newmarket
an extra headstone commemorates him and also his brother Alfred

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details