James TURTLE

James TURTLE

Male 1888 - 1969  (80 years)

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  • Name James TURTLE 
    Born 7 Nov 1888  Bethnal Green, East London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BMD VOL 1c Page 278 - see also dth entry which gives his dob.
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Parish of St. Mathew, Bethnal Green, East London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Feltham, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 1914 to 1918 
    Occupation Bandmaster of 1st Btn South Staffordshire Regt 
    • Army/Bandmaster
    Died Between Jul 1969 and Sep 1969  Surrey, Mid East Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 81y 
    • as per ancestry.com See bmd Vol 5g page 239
    Person ID I196  Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2017 

    Father Alfred TURTLE,   b. 1859, Bethnal Green, East London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Adeline Lilian ROADNIGHT,   b. 1860, Burcott, Buckingham. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From Oct 1896 to Nov 1896  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1885  Bethnal Green, East London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Nora JAMES,   b. From Jul 1888 to Sep 1888, Staines Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1928, Woolwich, SE London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1924  Holy Trinity Church, Karachi, Pakistan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    British Army Barracks 
    • As per copy of original marriage certificate
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1888 - Bethnal Green, East London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 12y - 31 Mar 1901 - Feltham, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    British Army Barracks - 27 Jan 1924 - Holy Trinity Church, Karachi, Pakistan
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elsie Nora James (Nora)
1888-1928
    Elsie Nora James (Nora) 1888-1928
    Nora wife of James Turtle
    Daughter of Alfred (Alf) James & Emily Eliza Tavner
    James Turtle (1888-1969)
Bandmaster South Staffordshire Regiment
    James Turtle (1888-1969) Bandmaster South Staffordshire Regiment
    James Turtle son of Alfred Turtle & Adeline Roadnight
    Rosina Elsie Turtle
1928-1978
    Rosina Elsie Turtle 1928-1978
    Married to Rondaldo de Souza
    Dtr. of James Turtle & Nora Elsie James
    John Eric Turtle (Eric)
1925-2012
    John Eric Turtle (Eric) 1925-2012
    Husband of Maud Heatherley and
    son of James Turtle & Nora Elsie James

    Albums
    Turtle Family
    Turtle Family (3)
    Images relating to the Turtle Family originating in England

  • Notes 
    • In 1928 James Turtle was a Bandmaster of the 1st Battn. Sth. Staffordshire regiment - as per his wife, Elsie's, grave stone in Ashford Cemetery.

      In 1925 the 1st Battn. Sth Staffordshire Regiment were based in Bombay, India. As Elsie and James were married in India, it is possible that they were married in Bombay.

      1st Battn. Sth Staffordshire Regiment's home base is Mooltan Barracks, Tidwworth, Wiltshire

      From family sources (Betty Bain) we are informed that sometime during WW2 James Turtle was living in a boarding house in Leeds.

    • James Turtle joined the army about 1905 and ultimately became a Bandmaster with 1st Battalion Sth Staffordshire Regiment - served in India for a time. At some stage, he must have studied at Kneller Hall which is a Music School for the Military. Elsie went to India with him when he was posted by the regiment. Shortly after their return to the UK in 1928, Elsie died. James Turtle and his two children then moved to Leeds.


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