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Full Name
Nelson Cremer Turner
Rank Last Held
Sergeant (Pilot)
Forename(s)
Nelson Cremer
Surname
Turner
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ39780
Gender
Male
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 53 Operational Training Unit
Place of Death
United Kingdom
Date of Death
24 September 1942
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1942
Cause of Death
Accidentally killed on active service
Cemetery Name
Llantwit Major Cemetery, Glamorganshire, Wales
Grave Reference
Sec. C. Grave 31.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Nelson Turner was the son of Edgar and Mildred Adelaide Turner, of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Killed in an aircraft accident
  • Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.
Description of Image
  • Headstone, Llantwit Major Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Russell Downe, Mayor of Llantwit Major, May 2009)
  • Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 8 (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.

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