Kenneth Sydney Turtill 20 February 1914 - 2000 Key details Contribute › Service number23089 AWMM Also known asKen AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCaptain AWMM24 Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesKenneth Sydney AWMM SurnameTurtill AWMM Ingoa Also known asKen AWMM Service number23089 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth20 February 1914 AWMM Place of birthEngland AWMM Birth notesEngland AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMSchool Master AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM88 Hurstmere RoadTakapunaAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M.E. Turtill (mother)88 Hurstmere RoadTakapunaAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number23089 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMHamiltonWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM24 Battalion AWMMSecond Lieutenant AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 AWMMWent to reconnoitre in the dark during the attack on the El Mreir depression and was wounded and taken prisoner AWMMWW2 AWMMPOW - Unknown Italian Camp AWMMPOW - P.G. 47 Modena, Italy AWMMItaly AWMMWW2 AWMMPOW - Germany AWMMGermany AWMM Days interned22 Jul 1942-Mar 1945 AWMMJul 1942-Jun 1943 AWMMJun 1943 AWMM Liberation date POW liberation detailsWW2 AWMM1 March 1945 AWMM POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCaptain AWMM24 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 1948Brothers Ken (23089) and Alan Turtill (20065) served in WW2. Alan was killed in the war and Ken was a POWTurtill 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 death Date of death2000 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathNew Zealand AWMM Death notesNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › 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 2015 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.htmlNZETCBurdon, R. (1959). Photo of Captain K. S. Turtillhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/WH2-24Ba-fig-WH2-24BaP017b.htmlFurther Reference 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. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.