Topic: Charles Philip Turner (1894-1976)

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Charles Philip Turner suffered a mustard gas attack whilst serving in France during World War I. He was my husband's second great uncle - Debbie McCauley.

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Charles Philip Turner was born at Bramley, West Yorkshire, on 6 April 1894. His parents were Oliver and Elizabeth Turner (nee Shipp). He married Margaret Alice Winter at Longbenton Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 22 November 1919. Margaret was born at Lanchester, Co. Durham on 3 February 1895. They had four sons:

  • Ronald Turner (1920-2004)
  • Charles Philip Turner
  • William John Turner (1925-1949)
  • Oliver Turner (1930-1931)

Charles served in the Army during World War I as Sapper (No: 459589) with the Royal Engineers. He suffered a mustard gas attack whilst serving in France.

Charles was employed as a lorry driver for Hepplewhite & Shaw in Sunderland and was involved in the transport of goods from Tyneside down to the West Country area. He then worked as crane driver for Felling Council, Gateshead.  The family lived at various addresses in Gateshead until after the death of his wife on 5 September 1961 when he moved to Wallasey, Cheshire, to reside with his son, Ronald Turner.

Charles Philip Turner died at Wallasey, Cheshire, on 2 April 1976.



The Turner Family by Alan Whitwood (1 December 2008).

Barbara Elizabeth Turner (personal communication).


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Charles Philip Turner (1894-1976)

First Names:Charles Philip
Last Name:Turner
Date of Birth:6 April 1894
Place of Birth:Bramley, West Yorkshire
Country of birth:England
Date of death:2 April 1976
Place of death:Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Spouses name:Margaret Alice Winter
Spouses date of birth:3 February 1895
Spouses place of birth:Lanchester, Co Durham, England
Spouses date of death:5 September 1961
Spouses place of death:Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Date of marriage:22 November 1919
Place of marriage:Longbenton Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, 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, Oliver Turner, Gunhilda Mary Turner, William Turner, Barnabas Turner, Ada Elizabeth Turner, Florence Sophia Turner, and Beatrice Turner
Name of the children:Ronald Turner , Charles Philip Turner, William John Turner, and Oliver Turner
Military Service:World War I