WW1 Medal Groups
WW1 & WW2 group to Turner from Upton Bishop Boy to Lt. Commander latterly Mayor of Bournemouth.
James Hugh Turner,
1914-15 Star, (GNR. J.H. TURNER. R.N.), British War Medal, Victory Medal, (LIEUT. J.H. TURNER. R.N.), Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Ex-Mayors Badge in Fitted Box, Borough of Bournemouth, Original Photograph.
Born 1881 in Upton bishop
1897 joins Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class.
1898 promoted Boy 1st Class to Prince George.
1899 becomes Ordinary Seaman.
1901 to Duke of Wellington.
1902 rated as Seaman Gunner then 2nd Captain of Gun.
1903 to Indefatigable.
1905 promoted Leading Seaman. Rated as a Gun Layer, to Sapphire II, then to Vulcan.
1906 promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class.
1908 rated as Gun Layer 2nd Class and Seaman Gunner.
1912 to Achilles as Acting Gunner 1st Class.
1915 pickup survivors from the Natal.
1918 promoted Lieutenant.
1923 appointed superintendent and nautical instructor of the J.A. Gibbs Home, Penarth.
1924 becomes governor.
1926 promoted Lieutenant Commander.
1928 retires to Bournemouth.
1932 founder of Swanmore Bowling Club, Bournemouth.
1940 recalled to serve as Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance.
1945 reverts to retired list.
1949 installed as Mayor of Bournemouth.
1961 Plaque unveiled at the Turner Training Centre for the Mentally Disordered, in Winton named after him.
1977 dies in Bournemouth.