Topic: Oliver Turner (1892-1974)

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Oliver Turner served with the Durham Light Infantry during World War I. He was my husband's second great uncle - Debbie McCauley.

Oliver Turner was born at Bramley, West Yorkshire, on 20 July 1892. His parents were Oliver and Elizabeth Turner (nee Shipp). He married Florence Dorothy Maddison at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear in 1922. Florence was born at Gateshead in early 1900.

Oliver was employed as steam wagon driver for Felling Council. There were two daughters:

  1. Renee Turner (1923-1999)
  2. Joyce Turner (1934-1993)

The family resided in the Gateshead area until the early 1930’s when they moved to the Pontefract area of Yorkshire where Oliver was employed as a concreter by Higgs and Hills Construction Ltd.  Oliver was an excellent concreter and helped build Ferrybridge Power Station and a power station near Sheffield. 

Oliver served in the Army during the World War I (No: 25690) as private with the Durham Light Infantry. He was later transferred as Private (No: 647536) to the Labour Corps. 

Oliver Turner died at Pontefract, West Yorkshire, on 14 December 1974.



The Turner Family by Alan Whitwood (1 December 2008)

Barbara Elizabeth Turner (personal communication)


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Oliver Turner (1892-1974)

First Names:Oliver
Last Name:Turner
Date of Birth:20 July 1892
Place of Birth:Bramley, West Yorkshire
Country of birth:England
Date of death:14 December 1974
Place of death:Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation:steam wagon driver
Spouses name:Florence Dorothy Maddison
Spouses date of birth:1900
Spouses place of birth:Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Date of marriage:1922
Place of marriage:Gateshead, England
Fathers name:Oliver Turner
Fathers date of birth:1855
Fathers place of birth:Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, England
Fathers date of death:1917
Fathers place of death:Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Mothers name:Elizabeth Shipp
Mothers date of birth:1856
Mothers place of birth:Longstanton, Cambridgeshire, England
Mothers date of death:1933
Mothers place of death:Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Name of sibilings:Sarah Ellen Turner, Charles Philip Turner, Gunhilda Mary Turner, William Turner, Barnabas Turner, Ada Elizabeth Turner, Florence Sophia Turner, and Beatrice Turner
Name of the children:Renee Turner and Joyce Turner
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)

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