Monday, October 27, 2014

Gunner T Turner, RGA

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in December 1916, Turner, Gunner T, RGA.  In January 1918 it adds Turner, Gunner T, AAA and this information is then repeated monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. 

T Turner is probably Thomas Turner who was born in Chailey around 1892.  He appears on the 1901 census as an eight year old living at McQueen’s Cottage, Chailey with his family.  The household comprised Thomas Turner (head, married, aged 41, working as a gardener), his wife Jane Turner (aged 39) and their three children: Harriet Turner (aged 12), Thomas, and George Turner (aged three). 

George died of wounds in August 1916.  Nothing else is known of Thomas other than that he survived the war.

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