Walter Ernest Turton was a carpenter and photographer.
He was born in Huddersfield in 1877, the son of printer Walter Aubson Turton and his wife Sarah Ann of South Street.
By 1891, the family had moved to Benson's Square off Northumberland Street, where Walter Ernest (aged 14) was working as an errand boy.
At the time of the 1901 Census, he was working as a carpenter and lodging at 21 St. Peter's Street. He married Marion Milnes shortly after the census was taken.
The couple settled at 59 Blacker Road, where he ran a photographic studio.
A selection of his photographs were included in Huddersfield: The Official Handbook (1930).
Walter Ernest Turton died on 21 April 1963 at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, leaving an estate valued at £985 2s.