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Alan Cecil Turtill

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  • Service number
    20065 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Allen Cecil Turtill AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Turtill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Allen Cecil Turtill AWMM
  • Service number
    20065 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Chiropractor AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Dick Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Joan Douglas Turtill (wife), Dick Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20065 AWMM
  • Military service
    17th Waikato Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Lieutenant AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Sergeant Hubert Sydney Turtill, Royal Engineers (killed in action in France, 9th April, 1918), and of Mabel Edith Turtill (nee Hancock) of Takapuna, Auckland, husband of Joan Douglas Turtill (nee White), of Cambridge.

    Microfiche New Zealand Index of Marriages: for the maiden name of Alan Cecil Turtill's wife. She was Joan Douglas Turtill, nee White (record # 10939)

    Brothers Ken (23089) and Alan Turtill (20065) served in WW2. Alan was killed in the war and Ken was a POW

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Named Allen Cecil Turtill on the Cambridge Roll of Honour (April 2011). Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    32 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 November 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Sidi Rezegh, Libya AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM
  • Grave reference
    6. F. 23. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland, The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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