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Turner, W A

St Lawrence, Jersey

St Lawrence Churchyard, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 16 April 1917

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 18 April 1917

Funeral of a Naval Hero. The funeral of the late William Alliston Turner, late Able Seaman on one of HM ships, who died on 13 April of shell shock through taking part in a naval action, took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in the family burial place in St Lawrence cemetery. The cortege, which consisted of a glass panelled hearse and four mourning coaches, left the deceased's late residence, Mable Place, First Tower, for St Lawrence. The glass hearse containing the remains, which were enclosed in a coffin covered over with a violet cloth with brass mountings, carried a breast plate which bore the following inscription "William A Turner died 13 April 1917 aged 29". Reverend A O Balleine, Rector of St Lawrence, officiated at the church and read the committal prayers at the graveside in a most impressive manner.

William Alliston Turner

William Alliston Turner

Able Seaman William Alliston Turner
Royal Navy. H.M.S. "Inconsistant"

1914-15 Star

Born at St Saviour, Jersey. Son of Joseph H & Celia Turner of Copp's Cottage, St Saviour. Husband of Bertha Turner. A Saddler.

(Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record