Arthur TURLE Muriel Clara TURLE Mary Louisa TURLE Tom SLINGSBY Unnamed TURLE Sophia Louisa EVERARD Mini tree diagram

Dorothy Everard TURLE1

14th Sep 18881,2,3 - 1975


Life History

14th Sep 1888

Born in Cliff House, Enderby, Leicester.1,2,3


Recorded in census in Blaby, Endersby (Moores Lane, Cliff House, Blaby, Endersby)


Recorded in census in Aberystwyth, Wales (14 and 15 South Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Wales)

Dorothy was a boarder at a school in Wales in 1901

about 1905

Educated "Fontainbleau" Bournemouth.2

about 1906

Educated "Villa Laletta" Florence Italy.2

from 23rd Sep 1910 to 4th Aug 1914

Occupation Nurse in training at Charing Cross Hospital.2

Jan 1913

Occupation Nurse in Charing Cross Convalescent Home, London.2

from 4th Aug 1914 to 4th Feb 1915

Occupation Nurse in Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, Devon.2


Resident in 210 Bedford Hill, Balham, London,


Resident in C/O Dr. Turle, The Infirmary, Shirley Warren, Southampton

18th Jan 1918

Married Tom SLINGSBY in Shirley, Southampton.4

23rd May 1919

Resident in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

before 1975

Death of Tom SLINGSBY


Died in Norfolk


  • Dorothy lived in Swanage Dorset.

    The Nurse
    Signed on to train as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital before the war. She moved to Nottingham on completion of her training. After the death of her fiancee, Captain Douglas Talbot, on the 4 June1915, Dorothy joined the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service and was posted to Egypt. It is believed that she actually landed on the Gallipoli peninsula at Cape Helles in November1915 to see where Douglas died but could not proceed any further. She worked as an army nurse in Egypt and on the hospital ship Lanfranc. Dorothy married Tom Slingsby in 1918. Tom had been a close friend of Captain Douglas Talbot and been introduced to Dorothy through Douglas. Slingsby was posted to India in 1927 with the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Their three daughters were born in India. When Dorothy died an appeal was made that Dorothy's ashes be scattered on the beaches at Gallipoli. The Turkish Embassy took a long time considering this and her ashes were finally scattered under an oak tree in an area of the countryside that Dorothy particularly loved. A week later theTurkish Embassy communicated that it would be okay for the ashes to be scattered on the beaches.
    M. Moyniham (ed), Greater Love: Letters Home 1914-1918, W.H.Allen The Times, 10 February 1980, p33, col 3

    Captain Ainslie Douglas Talbot remembered with honour on a memorial at the Lancashire Landing Cemetry

    WO 339/8466 - Service record of Dorothy Everard Turle (nurseWWI) When she signed up on 18 April 1915 her address was 210 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, and the witness was Arthur Turle. On 2nd September 1917 Dorothy , serving in Alexandria, requested that her resignation be accepted as she had 'anxieties regarding illness of parents. In November 1917 when her resignation from the Nursing Staff of the Army was accepted by letter (30/11/1917) Dorothy was living C/O Dr. Turle, The Infirmary, Shirley Warren, Southampton.

    By the 23rd May 1919 Dorothy was Mrs. D. Slingsby and her address was Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.


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