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TURNER – William 28th and 78th Regiment

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William Turner
William Turner 16 November 1907 The Herald WA Indian Mutiny Anniversary
1907 Obituary William Turner
1898 Inquest Isabella Turner
28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
India General Service Medal (Persia Clasp)
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Grant

William Turner – A troubled Union

50 Year Anniversary – 16 November 1907 The Herald WA Indian Mutiny

NameTURNER – William
Regiment (s)28th and 78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / 3057
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th August 1843 / 18 years 2 months / London Surrey England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / Leech bites both sides of abdomen: scar on neck
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years 9 months
Length of Service18 years 258 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /13th May 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndia General Service Medal with Persia Clasp
India Mutiny Medal (possibly not entitled as in Depot)
Intended Residence at
7 Bowling Green Street Kennington Park London England
Pension Districts1862-1865 South London
Pension Paid9d per  diem
1881 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1825 Lambeth London (From Attestation papers)
Date/Place of Baptism30th May 1824 St Mary’s Lambeth London Surrey England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsThomas (possible twin of William) bap 30th May 1824 St Mary’s Lambeth London Surrey England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1839 Moray Elginshire Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage1st March 1859 St Nicholas Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland
Children by 1st WifeWilliam J. George B 1860, Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland
D Not yet known
George Forteith B 10th June 1866 (at sea)
bap at Fremantle Western Australia
D 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret Ann(e) B 19th September 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd August 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Arthur Emanuel B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M1 STEPHANE Adeline 1892 Perth Western Australia
M2 WARD Eleanor (Nora) Unknown in Electoral Rolls
M3 EXELL Mary Jane 1930 Perth Western Australia
D 13th November 1964 Nedlands Perth Western Australia
bur Ashes dispersed Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Waddell B 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th April 1958 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
David John B 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
At father’s funeral 1907
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
5th November 1883 Title Application North Fremantle Lot P59 1 acre 3 roods 39 perches
26th November 1883 Title deed issued Title 6/41
Occupation after
Sexton at Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald 15th March 1879
West Australian Wednesday 15 June 1898, page 3 Inquest into Isabella Turners death, see article on left
West Australian 8th November 1907 (Obit.)
Sunday Times 10th November 1907 (Obit.)
The Morning Herald 16th November 1907 has a photo of William Turner (not online as yet) and a brief account of his life as a soldier in India
Western Mail 16th November 1907 page 19
The Daily News Wednesday 7th April 1897 page 3 Isabella in court
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th November 1907 Harbour Road South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
13th June 1898 Not Known
Buried 13 June 1898 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Aden [WO12-8349]

1861 Muster & Pay List or Census Aberdeen [WO12-8358]. 6 Justice Lane, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

1862 Discharge notes: Chronic disease of the liver. Chronic bronchitis. General debility and palpitation of the heart. While in India suffered from hepatitis, fever and ague, rheumatic fever and palpitations

1862 Discharge notes 2 Good Conduct Medals

1879 advertises he will not be responsible for debts of wife Isabella, she having left home without just cause

1897 attended Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Banquet in Government House