NZ3364 : Grave of William Grieves Turner in Jarrow Cemetery

taken 12 years ago, near to Jarrow, South Tyneside, Great Britain

Grave of William Grieves Turner in Jarrow Cemetery
Grave of William Grieves Turner in Jarrow Cemetery
Grave of William Grieves Turner in Jarrow Cemetery
Who was killed when a Zeppelin bombed Jarrow Palmer Shipyard in 1915


On Tuesday 15th June 1915 Zeppelin LZ40 (L10) commanded by Kapitänleutnant Hirsch crossed the coast north of Blyth and headed directly for Wallsend where bombs were dropped on the Marine Engineering Works causing severe damage.
7 Heavy Explosive and 5 Incendiary Bombs then fell on Palmer's Works at Jarrow where 16 men died and 72 were injured.
North of the river again, bombs fell at Willington where they damaged Cookson's Antimony Works and Pochin's Chemical Works and several houses; a policeman died at Willington Quay. The L10 then headed for the sea dropping bombs on Haxton Colliery and South Shields on the way.
It flew over Palmer’s Shipyard about 11.40pm and dropped its bombs and killed 17 persons and injured 72.
There was a plaque at one time in the Palmer Shipyard (which is now Rohm and Haas) with 12 names on.
But what became of it?
News of the bombing must have been highly censored at the time having just a few lines in the Shields Gazette on Thursday 17th June 1915.
It just stated 16 killed which included a policeman and 40 injured when a Zeppelin bombed Jarrow .
On Friday 18th in the Shields Gazette there was another small column regarding the inquest which noted the following 14 had been killed in the yard:

Albert Bramley 54
Matthew Carter 66
Carl Karling 24
Joseph Lane 67
Robert Thomas Nixon 32
Frederick Pinnock 29
Lawrence Frazer Sanderson 16
Thomas Henry Smith 23
Ralph Snaith
William Stamford
Joseph Bechworth Thornycroft 31
William Grieves Turner 20
John George Windle 22
William Ernest Cook Young 16
Ann Isabella Laughlin 62 living near to the yard, died from shock

(It also stated there was an inquest for a policeman (no name given) who was killed over in Willington Quay)

Extra info:
Albert Bramley Buried Jarrow Cemetery
Matthew Carter Age 55? Buried Jarrow Cemetery and commemorated on the Triptych in St. Marks Church Jarrow (now closed) A Fitter. Son of William and Jane Carter. Husband of Caroline Carter.
Karl Johan W. Kalnin Age 22? Buried Jarrow Cemetery
Joseph Lane Buried Jarrow Cemetery
Isabella Ann Laughlin Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Wife of Thomas Laughlin
Born Inverness. Died from shock. Lived across the road from Palmer's in Jarrow
Robert Thomas Nixon Buried Jarrow Cemetery
Frederick Pinnock Age 31? Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of Robert and Caroline Pinnock. Born Jarrow
Lawrence Frazer Sanderson Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of Lawrence Frazer and Ellen Sanderson. Born Jarrow
Thomas Henry Smith Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of Frederick and Pollie Smith of Jarrow. Born Hebburn and living in Jarrow
Ralph Snaith Age 48 Buried Jarrow Cemetery.
William Stamford Civilian Age ? Buried Jarrow Cemetery
Joseph Beckwith Thornicroft Buried Jarrow Cemetery
William Grieves Turner Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of John and Elizabeth Turner
Born Jarrow
John George Windle Age 27? Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of Robert and Mary Windle. Born Upperby Carlisle 1887.
William Erskine Cook Young Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of David and Isabella Dunn Young.

These 2 must have been injured and died of their wounds shortly after

John Cuthbert Davison Age 31. Buried Jarrow Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Ann Davidson. Born Sunderland
George Ward Age 18. Buried Jarrow Cemetery.
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Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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