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Thomas Henry Turner

TURNER, Thomas Henry

Thomas Henry Turner was born in Whitley Bridge, Yorkshire in 1899 to John Henry Turner and Annie Smith. He was the eldest of the six children born before 1911. John Turner was an Agricultural Labourer and the family moved to different addresses within a fairly small area, twenty to thirty miles east of Leeds. In 1901 they were in Cowick and in Drax by 1911.

Thomas Turner enlisted at Beverley in the East Yorkshire Yeomanry and in October 1918 was with the 2/1st Regiment which had moved to Ireland in April of that year. The 2/1st was a training and draft-supplying reserve and Thomas Turner may have been travelling to England prior to deployment. He travelled on RMS Leinster but did not survive the sinking and his body was not recovered. His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.



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