Albert Edward Turner

Name

Albert Edward Turner

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/09/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
410909
Canadian Infantry
38th Bn. (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
H.F.198
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in Weston on 10 April 1889, son of William and Eleanor Turner and brother of Horace William. Baptised on 7 July 1889 at Weston. 1911 Census: living with family in Weston at Tile Kiln Cottages, and working as a farm labourer. Albert Edward (known as Ted) emigrated to Canada and was working as a section man at the outbreak of war.

Wartime Service

On 2 June 1915 he attested to serve in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. His details were witnessed on 6 July at Barriefield, Ontario. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia on 23 May 1916 for England on SS Grampian via Bermuda which they reached on 29 May, arriving at Plymouth on 9 June 1916. After a rough Channel crossing, they arrived at Le Havre on 13 August. Ted was admitted to 42 Casualty Clearing Station on 1 September 1916 suffering from gunshot wounds to his back, left leg and abdomen. He died from his wounds that day.

Additional Information

Brother of Horace William Turner also named on the memorial.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer