war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation of
No. 281478 (underneath 6478) George Turrell – R.G.A.
George Turrell.
13 Winchelsea Cottages,
Folkestone Road, Dover.
Age 39 years - 4 months.
Occupation - Canteen Steward.
Are you married – No, Widower.
Previously served in the RGA.
Enlisted 17th March 1915 at Dover.
Joined at Newhaven 18-3-15.
Attested Gunner 17-3-15.
Posted 3-4-17.
Siege Artillery posted 15-5-17 – Anti-aircraft Training Depot.
Transferred to No. 1 reinforcement.
OC Ni. 1. R.S. Depot. Posted to BEF force France 15/11/17
Promoted Bdr. 4-12-17.
Next of Kin - Emily Ellen Turrell, 13, Winchelsea Cottages, Folkestone Road, Dover.
Relationship daughter.
(Something crossed out - looks like – Bessie Torode – step-daughter).
Corps. RGA. AAT Depot. No. 6478.
Nationally of Soldier – English.
Name and nationality of the woman – Beatrice Annetta Stambrey, English, Widow.
Place of marriage.
Christ Church, Battersea, S.W.
Date of marriage – 22 April 1917.
Witnesses present; 
Frank Stambrey, Mary Jane Turrell, G.R.A. Cartwright.
Birth and Baptisms.
Mary Jane – 29-1-1902. Born Gibraltar.
Lilian Rose Kathleen – 27-4-1904 – Born Dover.
Violet Victoria – 17-9-1906. Born Dover.
Magdeline Frances – 27-4-1910 – Born Monmouthshire.
Died 1st June 1918 “wounds” mustard gas shell.
Messages and Signals.
47 Casualty Clearing Station, France telegraphs 29th May dangerously wounded 281478, Bdr. Turrell, 11 SB. RGA. A shell mustard.
107, Falcon Road, Battersea S.W. 1.
31 May.
Dear Sir, would you kindly let me have any further information regarding Bdr. G. Turrell, 218478, 11 Siege Battery, RGA dangerously wounded and oblige
Yours faithfully (Mrs.) B. Turrell.
Messages and Signals.
To Mrs Turrell, 107 Falcon Road Clapham Junction S.W.11.
B.4168 officer commanding 47 Casualty Clearing Station France reports 1st June 281478 Bdr. G. Turrell 11 Siege Battery, no improvement.
To Mrs B. A. Turrell 107, Falcon Road, Clapham Junction S.W. 11.
B4269 – Regret to inform you officer commanding 47 casualty Clearing Station France reports 2nd June - died 1st June - your husband 281478 Bdr. G. Turrell, 11 Siege Battery, RGA.
Widow of soldier – Beatrice Annette Turrell – 107, Falcon Road, Clapham Junction.
George William – 52, Lower ---- Rd.
Emily Ellen – Teaching Military Hospital.
Mary Jane – St. Margaret’s Home?
Lilian Rose Kathleen, 107 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction.
Violet Victoria – address as above.
Magdeline Frances as above.
Father – Dead.
Mother – Mrs Louisa Turrell, 14, Winchelsea Cottages, Folkestone Road, Dover.
Arthur Turrell – Australia.
Jemimia? 43, Maison Dieu Road, Dover.
Emily King? 21, Winchelsea Terrace, Dover.
One letter states he previously served in the RGA under the Regiment No. 80204, Gunner, G. Turrell.


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