Biography of Private Sidney Muggleston Turner (13588)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 9th August 1915


  • Name: Sidney Muggleston Turner
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: William Turner
  • DOB: 1841
  • Place of Birth: Baston Fen, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer


  • Name: Emma Tyler
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place Of Birth: Helpston, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage: 1892 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William R Turner, 1878, Baston (Half brother)
  • Ada Alice Turner, 1879, Baston (Half sister)
  • Ethel M Turner, 1882, Baston, (Half sister)
  • Ernest Arthur Turner, 1893, Baston
  • Sidney Muggleston Turner, 1895, Baston
  • Hannah Beatrice Turner, 1897, Baston
  • Thomas Edmond Turner, 1899, Baston (Died 1899 Age 0)
  • Leila Alberta Turner. 1900. Baston
  • Plus 1 more who’s names are unknown taken from the 1911 census


  • 1901: Sidney is living with his parents in Baston Fen, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Sidney is living with his parents in Baston Common, Baston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a farm labourer.

Relatives in services


  • No marriage for Sidney has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grimsby Daily Telegraph Tuesday 14th September 1915
    Casualties in the Lincolns.
    Heavy List from the Dardanelles.
    The following casualties in the Lincs Regt. are reported:-
    Turner, 13588, S. M.


  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph Tuesday 14th September 1915
    6th LINCOLNS
    TURNER (13588) S. M.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 18th September 1915
    6th Lincolns
    The following casualties have occurred amongst the 6th Lincolns serving in Gallipoli:-
    Killed –  Turner 13588 S. M.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Sydney Muggleston Turner, 13588, 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father William


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Sydney Muggleston Turner, 13588, 6th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 9 August 1915 Age 19
  • Son of William and Emma Turner, of Northorpe, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Helles Memorial
  • Panel 45 to 47.

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