James TURLE Isabella Caroline TURLE Florence Emma TURLE Elizabeth Margaret TURLE John TURLE Christopher James TURLE Murial Kathleen WATTS Frederica Jane Edith TURLE Florence STOVELL Mini tree diagram
James Evan Turle (from the collection of Anna Evans)

James Evan Turle (from the collection of Anna Evans)


James Evan TURLE

26th Aug 1877 - 6th Mar 19484

Captain in the R.A.M.C.

Life History

26th Aug 1877

Born in Woodside Grange, N. Finchley, Middlesex


Recorded in census in Finchley, Middx (Woodside Grange, Finchley, Middx)

from 1889 to Jul 1889

Educated Mill Hill School in London.1


Recorded in census in Finchley, Middx (Woodside Grange, Finchley, Middx)

about 1899

Educated University College & Hospital, London.2


Occupation Longmans Field Hospital South Africa as surgical dresser.3

With Dr Arthur Conan Doyle on the Oriental from Liverpool to Queenstown on 28 February 1900. Returned on the Buluwayo on 27 Sept 1900.


Resident in South Africa


Occupation Medical student


Recorded in census in Finchley, Middx (Woodside Lane, Wolseley Finchley)


Resident in Longford, Weeley, Essex

30th Oct 1903

Occupation registered as a doctor in the Medical Register in Longford, Weeley, Essex

Lic. R. Coll. Phys. Lond. 1903

Listed in Medical Register for 1913 page 1628

between Jul 1905 and Sep 1905

Married Murial Kathleen WATTS in Bromley.5

13th Apr 1906

Birth of son Christopher James TURLE in Stow S, Suffolk


Occupation MO Newhaven Union 1st Dist


Resident in The Chalet, Rottingdean (T.18).2

before 1914

Occupation Surgeon Med Inspector of schools and assistant M.O.H. in Cornwall County Council


Resident in Longcroft Weeley Essex

(Kellys Directory of Essex)


Resident in St Osyth, Essex

(Kellys Directory of Essex)  Private residence

15th Oct 1914

Physical description Height 6ft 1in

15th Oct 1914

Resident in The Orchard, Penzance, Cornwall

Postal address


Occupation Captain in the R.A.M.C.

T.F .1st (Home Service) Home Counties Field Ambulance.


Resident in Cliff Rectory, Albion St, Lewes,Sussex

During medical leave in 1917 James stayed at Cliff Rectory, Albion St, Lewes,Sussex

6th Mar 1948

Died in Battle, Sussex (Duffield House, Bexhill).4

suddenly and very peacefully


  • WWI Army officers WO 374 / 69771 1914 - 1922
    Turle, Capt. J.E.
    Former Reference 524 File with full service record including the notes below:

    By 18/6/1916 James is a Captain.
    He had medical leave from August 2nd to 23rd 1917 for appendicitis and stayed at, Cliff Rectory, Albion St., Lewes, Sussex.

    Letter from Captain J.E. Turle R.A.M. C.T.F. attached 51st (Grad) Bn. Trag. Res. (Welsh Rgt.) to Military Secretary through S.M.O. 203rd Infantry Brigade

    Sir With reference to W.O. letter /1238.4 T dated 22/11/1918.

    "I have the honour to request that I may be allowed to retire from military service.I am in my forty-second year, and have completed over four years' service in the present campaign.I also served with the South African Field Force in its operations in the Orange River Colony and the Transvaal in 1900, and through the Enteric epidemic at Bleemfontein. My category is C1 (permanent), and I am very anxious to return to civil practice at the earliest possible moment. I have found it impossible to keep my wife and family on my Army pay, and owing to other urgent private affairs, I have to request that I may be allowed to retire as soon as possible.I am Sir Your Obedient Servant Signed J.E. Turle Captain R.A.M.C.T.Medical Officer i/c 51st Grad. Bn.Trng. Res. Welsh Regt.Great Yarmouth, 2.12.1918"
    Wired for release 9/1/1919, notes sent c/o Cornwall
    Education Committee

    Letter sent 23/2/1922 to J.E. Turle from the War Office informing him he was still in the Territorial Force.  Letter sent c/o Ridsdale & Son, 5 Grays Inn Square, WC1 James replied on 26/2/1922 that he assumed he was fully retired from the army and that besides due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis he was in receipt of a full (100%) pension.


    Home Counties Field Ambulance James E Turle to be Captain Dated14 May 1915 reference 9310 Supplement to the London Gazette 20 Sept 1915
    The undermentioned Offns. relinquish their comanns., 30th Sept. 1921, under A.O. 166/21, as amended by A.O. 332/21, and retain their rank, except where otherwise stated:
    Capt. J. E. Turle.

    London Gazette 15 Mar 1922


  • 1. Mill Hill School, London, school records
    • www.familyrelatives.com
  • 2. Nisbet's Medical Directory 1909
    • familyrelatives.com
  • 3. The Times
    • galegroup.com
  • 4. The Times
    • galegroup.com
    • 9 Mar 1948
  • 5. FreeBMD
  • 6. correspondance with Ross Turle
  • 7. National Archives

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