St Lawrence Churchyard, Jersey
Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday
16 April 1917
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Wednesday 18 April 1917
Funeral of a Naval Hero. The funeral of the late William
Alliston Turner, late Able Seaman on one of HM ships,
who died on 13 April of shell shock through taking part
in a naval action, took place yesterday afternoon, the
remains being interred in the family burial place in St
Lawrence cemetery. The cortege, which consisted of a glass
panelled hearse and four mourning coaches, left the deceased's
late residence, Mable Place, First Tower, for St Lawrence.
The glass hearse containing the remains, which were enclosed
in a coffin covered over with a violet cloth with brass
mountings, carried a breast plate which bore the following
inscription "William A Turner died 13 April 1917
aged 29". Reverend A O Balleine, Rector of St Lawrence,
officiated at the church and read the committal prayers
at the graveside in a most impressive manner.
Able Seaman William Alliston Turner
Royal Navy. H.M.S. "Inconsistant"
Born at St Saviour, Jersey. Son of Joseph H & Celia
Turner of Copp's Cottage, St Saviour. Husband of Bertha
Turner. A Saddler.
of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas)
War Graves Commission Record