Charles W. Turton (Ha. 1907-11)


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Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment
Born: April 1st 1894
Died: February 4th 1916

Age at Death: 21

Accidentally killed in amotorcycle accident in Rottingdean, England, February 4th 1916
Son of Dr J. Turton of Brighton.

Grave reference Brighton Extramural Cemetery.

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this solider by an Abraham House leaver 2016. 

Lieutenant Charles William Turton (Hampden House 1907-1911)
Charles Turton was born in Brighton on 1st April 1894. He was the son of James Turton, a Doctor, and his wife Ellen. Turton entered the College in 1907, won a prize for French in Summer 1910 and his family made a small donation towards the renovation of the Chapel when he left in 1911.

After the outbreak of war Turton undertook officer training and received a commission in the Royal Sussex Regiment. It is unknown whether he took part in any front line service but on 4th February 1916 he was killed in a motorcycle accident in Rottingdean, Sussex while either still attached to the 3rd (depot) Battalion or on leave from the front.

Source:LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014-15

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