Record detail

Full Name
Hubert Sydney Turtill
Rank Last Held
Hubert Sydney
Also Known As
  • Herbert Sidney Turtill
  • Jum
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • (T) 6959
  • 426516
Place of Birth
London, England
First Known Rank
Occupation before Enlistment
Next of Kin
Mrs Mabel Edith Turtill (wife), Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married, 2 children
Enlistment Address
Nelson Hotel, Bridge Street, St Helens, Lancashire, England
Military District
St Helens, Lancashire, England
Body on Embarkation
British Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
Royal Engineers
  • Western European
  • France
Military Awards
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
Last Unit Served
Royal Engineers, 422nd Field Company
Place of Death
Date of Death
9 April 1918
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference
IV. D. 6.
Biographical Notes
  • Hubert Turtill was the husband of Mabel Edith Turtill (nee Hancock).
  • His sons, Ken Turtill (23089) and Alan Turtill (20065) served in WW2. Alan was killed in the war and Ken was a POW
  • Listed on the New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1905-1906 Canterbury, Christchurch South as residing together with a Ethel Margaret and Astley William (carpenter) at Harman Street, Sydenham, Christchurch.
  • All Black in 1905
  • Toured the British Isles with the 1907-08 All Golds.
  • Played for the St Helens Rugby League Club in England from 1909 to 1914
Additional Information
Name spelled Herbert Sidney Turtill on the CWGC entry for Alan Turtill (20065)
Further References
Sources Used
  • British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941
  • New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1905-1906 Canterbury, Christchurch South
  • Guthrie, F. (1996). Index to New Zealanders who served in other forces during World War I. [microfiche]. Ringwood, Victoria: Guthrigg Genealogy.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
  • Otago Daily Times (Otago)
  • Papers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers. | Auckland Museum