(Leslie) Gordon Turnill

Census Address: Little Casterton , Rutland
Place of Birth: Little Casterton , Rutland
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Place of Death: Stamford
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Little Casterton, Rutland

(Leslie) Gordon Turnill (from a family member)

Gordon Turnill’s father was a farmer and from about 1911 was farming at Little Casterton. Gordon attended Stamford School from 1912 to 1918 where he was a noted for his prowess at rugby and cricket. His name is on the boards in the cricket pavilion. He had joined up and was on his way to the Front when he contracted Spanish flu and nearly died. On his recovery he became a well-known Stamford photographer from the 1920s until the 1970s. He served as a Major in the Home Guard in WWII.

His son, Bill, went to Stamford School from 1943-53 and then served in the RAF, as a pilot flying Vulcan Bombers, for 39 years.

Bill’s son also attended Stamford School from 1972-76.