Turner, Walter Lee Jr.

Title

Turner, Walter Lee Jr.

Last Name

Turner Jr.

First and Middle Name

Walter Lee

Nicknames or Other Names

Dills

Hometown

East Falls Church, Virginia

County and/or State

Newport News City, Virginia

Birth Date

March 31, 1896

Birthplace

Richmond, Virginia

Death Date

August 20, 1976

Place of Death

Webster, Harris, Texas

Parents

Walter Lee Turner Sr. and Ethel Sinclair Dickinson

Siblings

Ethel Marie Turner, Jennie Ellyson Turner, Gary Estelle Turner

Spouse(s)

Pauline Elizabeth Werner

Children

N/A

VPI Graduating Class

Graduated in 1920 but was originally in the class of 1918. Turner left VPI in the Spring of 1917 in order to join the military. He returned to VPI in 1919 after the war to complete his education.

Undergraduate Major

Agriculture

Graduated

Yes

Service Branch

Reserve Officers

Unit

Infantry

Rank

2nd Lieutenant

Retired Rank

N/A

Military Events

N/A

Decorations or Citations

N/A

Other Events

Enrolled in Military on August 15, 1917.

Postwar Life

He was married on January 1, 1924.

Additional Notes

He left VPI in the Spring of 1917 to enlist in the military. He then returned to VPI in 1919 to complete his education. He graduated in 1920 but was supposed to have been in the class of 1918.

Contributing Researchers

Cody Hester

Bibliography

1900 Census, 1910 Census, 1930 Census, 1940 Census, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File (1850-2010), Virginia Select Marriages 1785-1940

Files

Walter Lee Turner, Jr portrait from the 1920 VPI Bugle.jpg
Walter Lee Turner, Jr picture from the 1920 VPI Bugle.jpg
Walter Lee Turner, Jr from the 1920 VPI Bugle.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Turner, Walter Lee Jr.,” VPI in World War I, accessed December 17, 2018, http://vpiworldwarone.lib.vt.edu/items/show/1048.

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