Born in Weston in 1877, son of William and Eleanor Turner. Baptised on 30 September 1877 at Weston. 1911 Census: living with family in Weston at Tile Kiln Cottages, and working as a farm labourer. Married Annie Draper of Clothall on 1 August 1903 in Holy Trinity, Weston. Annie later lived at Warrens Green.