Kenneth Turner is my 1st cousin 2x removed. His parents are Alexander Turner and Jane Alice Brotherton. Our common ancestors are Thomas Turner and Mary Jane Carradice – my 2x great grandparents.
Kenneth was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, on 8 May 1921.
In the 1939 Register, taken at the outbreak of WW2, Kenneth is living with his parents and siblings at 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe. His occupation is given as “machine minder at bleach works”.
Kenneth married Doris Humble in the summer of 1944. The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times of 4 August 1944 reported on their wedding (image taken from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
TURNER – HUMBLE
The wedding was solemnised on Friday at the Moor Lane Methodist Church, between L.A.C. Kenneth Turner, R.A.F., the fifth son of Mrs. J. A. and the late Mr A. Turner, 20 Whipp Avenue, Clitheroe, and Aircraftwoman Doris Humble, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Humble, 34 Station Road, Armley, Leeds.
Given away by her brother, Mr. R. Humble, the bride, who was in her W.A.A.F. uniform, was attended by her sister, Miss Gwynneth Humble, who is serving in the A.T.S. The bride carried a small prayer book. Mr. W. J. Jones acted as best man, and the duties of groomsman were carried out by Mr J. W. Woods. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. E. Storey.
To his bride, the bridegroom gave a silver compact, receiving from her a signet ring, and his gift to the bridesmaid was a locket. As the bride was leaving the church, she was presented with a silver horse shoe by the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Jenny Turner. Amongst the many presents received was a cheque from R.A.F. colleagues.
After a reception, held at the home of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. Turner left for their honeymoon which is being spent at Cleveleys.