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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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