Ronald Turner, 2nd Lieutenant. Footballer

2nd Lieutenant Ronald Turner

Title: 2nd Lieutenant Ronald Turner
Description: 1st/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment by-nc

Born: June 19, 1885 Gillingham, Kent. Died:  August 14/15, 1915 Anafarta Plain, Galipoli

Regiment: 1/5th Essex Regiment

Parents:  Rev Robert Stobbs Turner  and Catherine Mary Hornbuckle

Schools/University:  Hurstpeirpoint School and Queens, Cambridge (Blue for football)

Notes: “Perhaps the best football player Hurst produced was Ronald Turner (at Hurst 1898-1904) who played for Cambridge, Sussex and England, as well as cricket for Gloucestershire, and who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915.” Hurst Archives

Played football for: Cambridge XI, England, signed for Bristol Rovers

Played Cricket for Gloucestershire

Games: 30

Goals: 19

A book about the players who fell in that War is currently in preparation and will be available in the near future, all proceeds of which, will help to keep both the club and the memory of these Corinthians alive. (Contact corinthians1882 (at) gmail.com for more information).

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