Turner, William (Rev )
Argo, Isabella
Turner, John Argo
Attridge, Elizabeth Jane
Turner, Colin Carstairs William


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Turner, Colin Carstairs William

  • Born: 4 Oct 1892, Dalmeny Rd, Islington 65
  • Died: 21 Aug 1967, Northampton, St. Andrews Hospital at age 74 65

bullet  General Notes:

Misc. Notes snatched by family's pet ape (gibbon) as a baby and carried up Table Mountain until rescued. rejected by parents - brought up by South African grandmother until 11 when father removed him from school and sent him to work. worked for Daily Mail in print room - comps stole football boots for him. joined Gordon Highlanders in 1914, awarded Mons Star and mentioned in dispatches at Ypres. Badly gassed and invalided out as sub-lieutenant. Rejoined in London Scottish Regiment, wounded and shell-shocked. sent to officer's convalencent home, possibly Countess of White's home. Favourite cousin David Chisholm had persuaded his cousin Poppy to write to Colin in the trenches and he stayed with her when he returned from hospital. She was in Massage Regiment, forerunner of physiotherapy. Once his parents came to the door to ask if he was there and when told yes, said: 'Oh,well that's all right then,' and went away again. Later worked for Federation of British Industry (forerunner of British Institute of Management) before being fired at start of depression. Set up his own business Colin Turner London Ltd then later worked for BBC in Bristol during Second World War as Asst PRO - he did some broadcasting but his Scots accent was against him. 65


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Journalist, broadcaaster, publisher, ad agent. 65

Education: forced to leave school at age 11years, brilliant at maths. 65

Religion: Elder of presbyterian Church, Stoke, Newington. 65


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