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Murray John Turnbull

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 42116 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Twiggy AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM
  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Murray John AWMM
  • Surname
    Turnbull AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Twiggy AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42116 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    18 February 1948 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 42116 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 4 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sustained fragment wounds in booby trap explosion; cremated Singapore, and interred Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Memorial Flag - Presented to family.

    Private Turnbull's brother, Mr Raymond Turnbull of Dunedin, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    2 August 1969 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam AWMM
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Roll of Honour

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  • I am proud to leave a poppy for my fallen cousin this ANZAC day 2017. We WILL remember them!
    Public - Raewyn - Other relative - 25 April 2017
  • Honoured to be able to post a poppy for my cousin Murray on the Roll of Honour. It matches the poppies I leave at your grave in Anderson Bay Cemetery.
    Public - ALAN - Other relative - 19 November 2016
  • It was good to come to Auckland and see your name on the wall in the Hall of Memories. This room is a fitting and proud tribute to you and the other man and woman who have passed away fighting for our country.
    Public - Steve - Other relative - 24 September 2016
  • Your name looked great on the wall in the Hall of memories. I wish in a 1000 years I would still know you. RIP great pal. Ollie T
    Public - Oliver - Other relative - 24 September 2016
  • It was great to see your name on the wall, I really wish I had got the chance to get to know you R.I.P
    Public - Ben - Other relative - 24 September 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Australia's Vietnam War
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2017RaewynAustraliaOther relative
19 November 2016ALANAkaroa New ZealandOther relative
24 September 2016OliverDunedin NZOther relative
24 September 2016BenDunedinOther relative
24 September 2016Steve Dunedin NZOther relative