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Christopher Thomas Turnbull

Photo 1: Sergeant Turnbull while at Waiouru. - This image may be subject to copyright

Photo 1: Sergeant Turnbull while at Waiouru. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Turnbull AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ71392 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 April 1907 AWMM EdinburghScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 26 August 1941 AWMM Ellen Street, St Leonards, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Turnbull (mother), Ellen Street, St Leonards, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Widowed AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941-1945 Burma AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ71392 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Territorials AWMM
    • Waiouru AWMM
    • Harewood AWMM
    • Trentham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 26 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Tractor Engineer/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to official records, Christopher Turnbull was the son of John and Christina Turnbull of Scotland.

    His last employer before enlistment was Massey Harris & Company Limited of Dunedin.

    He served in New Zealand with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force from 23 September 1941 to 13 March 1943 at which date he held the rank of Sergeant. On 14 March he transferred to the Indian Army. His serial number was EC10189 and his enlistment unit was IE281 Indian River Salvage Company. At the time of his death in India he held the rank of Temporary Captain.

    Died of Amoebic dysentry resulting after operation for Appendicitis AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1945 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Myanmar (Burma)Southeast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Myanmar AWMM Plot 17, Row C, 11 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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