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3953: Gunner John William Turton

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posted on 2024-01-16, 17:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

John William Turton (known as Jack to his family) was born in 1888 in Crawley near Doncaster. He was a lay preacher at Morley Wesleyan (Methodist) Church. When he was 12 he was a labourer in Morley and then a greengrocer. He died of shell wounds on 07/07/1918 and is buried at Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, France. His epitaph reads: "THOUGH DEATH DIVIDES STILL MEMORY CLINGS FROM HIS WIFE L. TURTON, MORLEY".

History

Name of contributor(s)

John Broadbent (Great Grandson)

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Gunner John William Turton

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

07/07/1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

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Object(s)

Last sermon John gave before he went to war, Battlefield Tours programme and itinerary, family photos, death scroll, photo of grave marker, cap badge, notice of death from Morley Observer.

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City Hall, Bradford (02/02/19)

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