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Alfred Turvey was born on 19 October 1893, the son of William Henry and Jane/Jennie Turvey (nee Chandler). In 1901 they are at 9 Wullon Street, alongside Alfred’s sisters Laura, Gertrude and Kate and brothers Horace and Owen. By 1911 they have moved to 16 Bismarck Road, and Alfred has a further sister, Madelene, and three further brothers, Harry, Walter and Stephen. By this date, Alfred is an locomotive engine cleaner.

Alfred enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards (number 18964) and served in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 17 October 1915, apparently after a gunshot to the thigh. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, as well as on the Newhampton Road (Cranmer) Wesleyan Church Memorial