Born in Clothall, Herts in 1887, son of George and Eliza Turner. Baptised in Clothall on 12 April 1888. Worked for a number of years in East Finchley as a grocer's assistant, and then as a gardener at Weston Park for Mr M R Pryor. Known as a man of good character and obliging manners, he had the respect of many friends in both Weston and East Finchley. He was noted for his many little acts of kindness to friends and neighbours. He was a well known footballer and cricketer and could be relied upon for a good innings. Married Mary Elizabeth Rossell on 1 June 1916 at Chipping Barnet. 1911 Census: Living with parents, sister Lizzie and cousin Alfred Game in Maiden Street, Weston, and working as a domestic gardener.