William Turner

William Thomas Turner (1856 - 1933)

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Capt. William Thomas "Bowler Bill" Turner
Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Great Crosby, Lancashire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Nov 2017 | Last significant change: 11 Jan 2019
15:43: LJ Russell edited the Biography and Nicknames for William Thomas Turner (1856-1933). (Added Nickname) [Thank LJ for this]
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William Thomas Turner was born in Liverpool, Lancashire on 23 October 1856. He was the son of Charles Turner.

William's marriage to Alice Hitching was registered in Chorlton, Lancashire in the third quarter of 1883[1].

William was Captain of the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed and sunk off the south coast of Ireland, near the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7, 1915. [2]

His nick name was "Bowler Bill" for his favorite choice of headgear while ashore. [2]

William died in Great Crosby, Lancashire on 23 June 1933.


  1. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DZR-WYH : 13 December 2014), William Thomas Turner, 1883; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1883, quarter 3, vol. 8C, p. 869, Chorlton, Lancashire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

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