condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Auckland Museum is closed to visitors until further notice, in step with our country's efforts to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Our website remains open for you to browse. Visit Auckland Museum At Home.

Edward William Turton

-

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward William AWMM
  • Surname
    Turton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    36482 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    1916 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 October 1940 AWMM Albert Street, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.Sarah Turton, wife), Albert Street, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    36482 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 October 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Motor Transport driver/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      Tattoo on left forearm AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Registered for military service in Auckland 15 January 1940; called up October 1940

    Served in New Zealand 178 days and overseas 3 years 317 days, total service 4 years 130 days.

    Paternal first cousin to Robert Alfred Turton. AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    6 March 1968 AWMM
    Age 51 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukerimu Cemetery, Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Block Ash Lot 27 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Edward William Turton by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Edward William Turton

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.