Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2006.109.2
During WW2 Captain Kenneth Sydney Turtill was a member of Auckland 24 Infantry Battalion. He served in the Middle East. but was captured on 22 July 1942 at El Mreir while reconnoitring in dark. He remained a POW until liberated in March 1945. The family has provided copies of his wartime correspondence, available to be used for Museum reference and educational purposes. His brother Alan Cecil Turtill served with 21 Infantry Battalion. Alan was killed in action in 29.11.1941 and was buried at NZ Cemetery Point 175.
World War II
1 January 1942 to 31 December 1945
27 November 2006
Images and documents
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