Kenneth Sydney Turtill Born 20 February 1914 - Died 8 July 2000 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service numberWWII 23089 AWMM Also known asKen AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankCaptain AWMM24 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Wedding portrait, Ken Turtill (23089) and Peggy (nee Margare … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesKenneth Sydney AWMM SurnameTurtill AWMM Ingoa Also known asKen AWMM Service numberWWII 23089 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth20 February 1914 AWMM Place of birthEngland AWMM Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 School Master AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 1941 88 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationWW2 Mrs M.E. Turtill (mother), 88 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status1941 Single/WWII AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service numberWWII 23089 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Second Lieutenant AWMM; 24 Infantry Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 Went to reconnoitre in the dark during the attack on the El Mreir depression and was wounded and taken prisoner AWMMWW2 POW - Unknown Italian Camp AWMMPOW - P.G. 47 Modena, Italy AWMMItaly AWMMWW2 POW - Germany AWMMGermany AWMM Days interned22 July 1942 AWMMJul 1942-Jun 1943 AWMMJun 1943 AWMM Liberation date POW liberation detailsWW2 Mar 1945 AWMM POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMMWounded 22 July 1942 AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCaptain AWMM24 Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Margaret Isobel (nee Upton) Turtill, whom he married in 1948.Brothers Ken (23089) and Alan Turtill (20065) served in WW2. Alan was killed in the war and Ken was a POW.Ken Turtill had become Adjutant to Colonel Greville when Captain J. Reynolds was wounded at the end of June 1942. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death86 AWMM Date of death8 July 2000 Cemetery record Cause of death Place of deathAuckland, New Zealand Cemetery record Death notes Cemetery nameCremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Kenneth Sydney Turtill by laying a poppy. Alan Cecil Turtill Hubert Sydney Turtill Kenneth Sydney Turtill Arthur Harborow Turtle Bryan Hardy Turton Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Kenneth Sydney Turtill Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksBurdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.htmlSources UsedNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-013551.htmlFurther ReferenceBurdon, R. (1959). Photo of Captain K. S. Turtillhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/WH2-24Ba-fig-WH2-24BaP017b.htmlFurther ReferencePurewa Cemetery and Crematorium recordhttp://www.purewa.co.nz/details.asp?id=118307&type=CremationCemetery record DocumentsList of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMMMilitary Personnel file AWMMMilitary Service Record AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 485 AWMMMQ: the Quarterly Magazine of the Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMMMerry Christmas from the Front. (2006-2007). MQ: the Quarterly Magazine of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Summer: December 2006 - February 2007. Issue 109 p. 23-4. Includes extracts from letters written by Kenneth (1942, 1943). AWMMBurdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMMp.114. AWMMFortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMMAuckland Weekly News AWMMPortrait, reported POW, 2 September 1942 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 29 April 2015Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.