Dame Margot Turner
|Born||10 May 1910|
|Died||24 September 1993 (aged 83)|
Brighton, East Sussex
|Years of service||1937–1968|
|Commands held||Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (1964–68)|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Royal Red Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
|Other work||Colonel-Commandant Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (1969–74)|
Brigadier Dame Evelyn Marguerite Turner,(10 May 1910 – 24 September 1993), known as Margot Turner, was a British military nurse and nursing administrator. A prisoner of war during the Second World War, she resumed her career following liberation and served in a succession of foreign postings.
Turner served with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service from 1937 to 1949 and Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) from 1949 to 1968. She served as Matron-in-Chief of QARANC and Director, Army Nursing Services (1964–68) and was Colonel-Commandant of QARANC from 1969 to 1974.
Turner's obituary in The Independent recounted her horrific experiences as a prisoner of war held by the Japanese.
The television series Tenko was created by Lavinia Warner after she had worked as a researcher for the edition of the television programme This Is Your Life which featured Turner, and was convinced of the dramatic potential of the stories of women prisoners of the Japanese.
Turner died at St Dunstan's home for disabled ex-servicemen and women in Brighton, East Sussex on 24 September 1993, aged 83 with nurses and her carer Geoffrey Wilcock present.