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Hubert Sydney Turtill
Rank Last Held:
Also Known As:
Herbert Sidney Turtill
World War I, 1914-1918
Place of Birth:
First Known Rank:
Occupation before Enlistment:
Next of Kin:
Mrs Mabel Edith Turtill (wife), Christchurch, New Zealand
Married, 2 children
Nelson Hotel, Bridge Street, St Helens, Lancashire, England
St Helens, Lancashire, England
Body on Embarkation:
British Expeditionary Force
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
Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France
IV. D. 6.
Obituary: The Roll of Honour. Otago Daily Times , Issue 17331, 3 June 1918, Page 3
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
Name spelled Herbert Sidney Turtill on the CWGC entry for Alan Turtill (20065)
New Zealand All Golds Centennial History. New Zealand Rugby league (NZRL) Press Release, Thursday 2 August 2007
Rugby Museum.co.nz rugby profile
Portraits on Rootchats.com - scroll down (viewed 2011)]
Nixon Pictures production - All Blacks at War: the First XIII, film details and portrait
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:
Allblacks.com 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.
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