Charles Turner

Census Address: 12 Hope's Terrace, East Street
Place of Birth: Old Newton, Suffolk
Date of Birth: 1896
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Charles Turner – 12 Hope’s Terrace

Charles Turner was the eldest of four children. He was born in Old Newton, Suffolk as was his father, Albert. His mother, Fannie, was born in Stamford and, although the family had moved around, by 1900 they had settled in Stamford and he grew up here. In 1901 they were living at 2 Palmer’s Buildings (between 6 & 8 Empingham Rd) and Albert was working as a maltster.
No civil registration records have been found for Albert and Fannie’s marriage nor for the birth of Charles or his sister, Emma (who was born in Glamorganshire). The two younger children were born in Stamford and their births were registered.

In 1911 Charles was 15 years old and living with his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother at 12 Hope’s Terrace. He was a butcher’s errand boy while his father was working as a stoker at the brickyards. His 14 year old sister was a nursemaid.

The Mercury reported Charles Turner as a recruit on 23rd Oct 1914 but no further references have been found to his service. The Turners continued to live at 12 Hope’s Terrace during the war.