Charles Turtle

Accountant, Town Clerk

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1907 1931
Mayor Newtown 1916 1917
  • Charles Turtle, alderman on Newtown Council 1907-31 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

Charles Henry Turtle was a family name, with his father, grandfather and son all sharing the same name. He was married to Catherine Ellen Bonfield. He died in 1953.

Occupation & interests

Charles Turtle was an accountant, and also the Town Clerk of Darlington Council.

Community activity

Charles Turtle was a member of the Manchester United International Order of Odd Fellows (MUIOOF), having joined on 8 May 1894; he was a Secretary of the St Johns and Wentworth Lodges and a Grand Master. He He was awarded an MBE in 1941 for services to the community

Honours & awards

MBE, 1941

Local government service

Charles Turtle was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1907-31, representing Kingston Ward. He was mayor in 1916-17. He had been elected 12 November 1907 after death of Abigail Snr.


‘M.U.I.O.O.F.’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 October 1923, p. 12

‘Bro C H Turtle, P.G.M., (M.U.I.O.O.F.)’, Sunday Times, 11 April 1926, p. 20

‘King’s birthday honours’, Daily Advertiser, 12 June 1941, p. 4

‘Mr. C. H. Turtle Dies After Sudden Illness’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 January 1953, p. 4


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