B 2257 Seaman Albert Edward TURNER, R.N.R. (d. 29 July 1916)

Died in Wivenhoe 29 July 1916, having been invalided out of the R.N.R. on 3 May 1916 due to a medical condition.

Ian Valentine based on CWGC records

Wivenhoe Bellevue Road Cemetery
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

9B 2257 Seaman Albert Edward Turner, R.N.R. was born on 3 August 1884, the son of Henry James Turner (Bricklayer’s Labourer). & Isabella Aldridge.  In the 1901 Census the family was living at Brook Street, Wivenhoe.  He joined the R.N.R. on 3 August 1904.

He married Edith Alice Diggles in 1910.  In the 1911 Census he and Edith were living at 17 Brassey Street, Liverpool.  He served in several civilian ships  as an Able Seaman until 2 October 1913.

In the Royal Navy he served on H.M.S. Vivid 1, Carnarvon & Irresistable.

He was invalided out of the R.N.R. on 3 May 1916 due to a carbuncle in the rectum.   He died in Wivenhoe on 29 July 1916, and was buried in Wivenhoe New Cemetery Grave D 46.  He is named on Wivenhoe War Memorial.  TNA Medal Card Bt 377/7/24582.

(Also buried in same grave on 11 August 1923 was K/20680 Stoker 1st Class W. Turner, R.N. H.M.S. Pembroke.)

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