Royal Marine Light Infantry

Private Turle Barber Wilson

Died 13th Oct 1918 War Dead





Turle Wislon died in Gosport, aged 27 years.

In 1911 he was livings with his parents Frank Turle Wilson and Maria, 2 sisters and a brother in Kingston Rd, Poole. Born in Poole, he was a bricklayer's labourer.

In June 1917 he married Florence Mary Smith at St James, Poole. His occupation was given as "R.M.L.I" (Royal Marine Light Infantry). They had a daughter, Barbara.

His brother George Frank Wilson, also died serving in the Royal Navy during WWI.

Turle Wilson features on the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War


Kingston Rd, Poole

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Wartime Organisation

Royal Navy


Royal Marine Light Infantry - Portsmouth Battalion



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Place of Death/Burial

The Poole and Dorset Herald of  October 1918 reported that he died of pnuemonia at Haslar hospital, Portsmouth. Following a Naval funeral he was buried at Poole cemetery.


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Poole Cemetery - 14. "U." 10335.

CWGC Entry,-turle-barber/

Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.

- William Shakespeare