TURNER, Charles Hampden

1905 - 1949

Charles Hampden Turner was born at Maymyo, Bengal, India on 17 February 1905 and baptised on 29 April 1905, eldest child of Major Charles Hampden Turner (1867-1915), of the 12th Suffolk Regiment, who was killed in action on 30 September 1915, aged 47, and his wife Ethel Lillian Burkitt (26 September 1881-27 December 1942), third surviving daughter of Hon. Sir William Burkitt, High Court Judge for the N.W. Provinces, who married at All Saints' Cathedral, Allahabad on 4 December 1903. In 1939, Charles was a widower, landscape painter, and a lieutenant in the Territorial Army, living at The Whalebone, Mill Green, Buxhall, Suffolk with a housekeeper and during the Second World War was a major serving in India and in France and he retired to Needham Market in Suffolk where he was living in 1948. Charles Hampden Turner died at Southam, Warwickshire in 1949, aged 44.