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Full Name
Murray John Turnbull
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Murray John
Surname
Turnbull
War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Serial No.
42116
Date of Birth
18 February 1948
Embarkation Unit
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Military Awards
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1 Battalion (1RNZIR), Victor 4 Company
Place of Death
1 Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam
Date of Death
2 August 1969
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1969
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Biographical Notes
  • Sustained fragment wounds in booby trap explosion; cremated Singapore, and interred Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Memorial Flag - Presented to family.
  • Private Turnbull's brother, Mr Raymond Turnbull of Dunedin, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003
Description of Image
Portrait
Further References
New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association Inc.; The Vietnam Scrapbook :'The Second ANZAC Adventure'.

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