General Sir Reginald March Kesterton
Highgate, London, England
Barnet, Middlesex, England


Reginald M.K. Turnbull was the brother of fellow lawn tennis player Noel Turnbull and the father of another player, Reginald March Turnbull, jr.

From The Times, 12 October 1943

Obituary –Sir Reginald March Kesterton Turnbull

Sir Reginald M.K. Turnbull, adviser on foreign shipping to the Ministry of War Transport, died at his home at Rowley Green, Barnet, yesterday, at the age of 64. The son of Reginald March Turnbull, he was born on November 23, 1878, and educated at Highgate. He was, like his father and grandfather, a ship owner, and served as chairman of the Tramp Shipping Administrative Committee in 1938 and as vice-chairman for the three previous years.

He was a well-known figure on the Baltic Shipping Exchange, and for a long period was chairman of the classification of the Lloyds Register of Shipping. At the outbreak of the war he was appointed director of the ship management division of the Ministry of Shipping (later Ministry of War Transport), which position he relinquished on assuming the duties of foreign shipping adviser. He was knighted in 1941. In 1902, he married Addy Gertrude Clarkson, and they had one son, Reginald March Turnbull.


Archive statistics 1905 - 1937

Tournaments Wimbledon - 1937 Irish Championships - 1937 Wimbledon - 1936 Irish Championships - 1936 Wimbledon - 1935 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1935 Wimbledon - 1934 British Covered Court Championships - 1934 British Hard Court Championships - 1933 British Covered Court Championships - 1933 Middlesex Championships - 1933 West Herts Championships - 1931 Angmering-on-Sea - 1925 Wimbledon - 1920 Surrey Championships - 1920 World Covered Court Championships - 1920 Wimbledon - 1919 Queens Club Tournament - 1919 Wimbledon - 1914 Queens Club Tournament - 1914 Wimbledon - 1913 Gipsy - 1909 Hertfordshire and North Middlesex - 1905

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