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Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1885, the son of John William and Harriet Turner. His father died in 1896, so by 1901 he was living with his widowed mother at 11 Eagle Street, Wolverhampton, along with siblings Thomas, John, Sarah and George. He married Edith Hill in Wolverhampton in 1907. By 1911, he was living at 42 Mostyn Street, Whitmore Reans, togerher with his wife, children Albert and Edith, and brothers-in-law Frederick, Arthur, Herbert and Frank Hill. Albert was a blacksmith at an engineering foundry.

Albert enlisted in the 3rd Special Reserve Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 14995), becoming a Corporal. However, he became ill, and died on 25 December 1916 at the 1st North General Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He is buried at Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery, and commemorated on the war memorial at St Philip’s Church. His wife, Edith, remarried, to a Frederick R. Saunders, in 1919, and the couple had a daughter, Aline, in 1922.