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David Matthew Turnbull

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Matthew AWMM
  • Surname
    Turnbull AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26/1030 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Frances Turnbull (wife), care of Post-office, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/1030 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Miner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • David Turnbull was the son of William and Violet Turnbull, of Gippsland, Victoria, Australia; husband of Frances K. Turnbull, of Mount View, Marton, Wanganui, New Zealand. AWMM
    • This would appear to be him, born at Walhalla in Gippsland

      Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888
      Surname: TURNBULL
      Given Names: Matthew David
      Event: B
      Spouse Surname/Father: William Jeffry
      Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Violet BOWMAN
      Birth Place: WA LH
      Year: 1878
      Reg Number: 12406 Public - Linda - Researcher - 5 February 2015 - Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage Index
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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  • I was told that I was named after David Turnbull who was my great grandfather (i.e. my mother's (Julia's) grandfather . David's daughter, Jean, was my grandmother). I have fond memories of David Turnbull's wife, my great grandmother, Francie Turnbull, who lived with us when I was a child and who died when I was 15. David and Frances Turnbull had a son (Alexander, also known as Alec) and a daughter (Jean, my grandmother). Both are now deceased.
    Public - David Kien - Other Relative - 19 April 2015

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 February 2024Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
14 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
19 April 2015David KienLondon, UKOther Relative
05 February 2015LindaGippsland, Victoria, AustraliaResearcher

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