Barrow upon Humber - TURNER John William

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Reference WMO261164

Address:

The Cemetery

Thornton Road

Barrow upon Humber

DN19 7EB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gravespace delineated by three square kerb sections and headstone to top, space is vegetation covered. Headstone is vertical rectangle with rounded top and rounded shoulders dropping to straight sides which have small decorative protrusions near top, stone widens slightly toward bottom and stands on large chamfered horizontal foundation. Top of stone dominated by large three section recessed panel, falling bird with leaf in bill occupies centre section, ivy leaves fill left section and right side has flower spray decoration. Small decorative side protrusions also show stylised flower heads. Dedication in black lead lettering.
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In / Loving Memory of / EMILY / THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF / JOHN WILLIAM TURNER / OF NEW HOLLAND, / WHO DIED DED 7TH 1911, / AGED 35 YEARS. / HUSBAND FAREWELL I’VE GONE / BEFORE YOU, / MY LOVE FOR YOU CAN BE NO MORE, / WEEP NOT FOR ME NOR SORROW MAKE, / BUT LOVE THE CHILD FOR MY SAKE. / ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED / JOHN WILLIAM TURNER, / THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF / CLARA SOPHIA TURNER / WHO WAS DROWNED OFF THE SHIP ARAGON, / DEC 30TH 1917, AND WAS BURIED IN / ROSETTA CEMETERY, EGYPT. / AGED 40 YEARS. / IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.

John William Turner. Sapper 290025. 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 30th December 1917, aged 40 years. Son of John William and Abeal Harriet Turner (nee Cuthbert). Husband of Clara Sophia Turner (neeHeron) of 274 Raby Street, Byker, NBL (note: previously married to Emily Turner (nee Lee)). Born Goxhill, Lincs and enlisted Hull, YKS. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. G.87

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