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Full Name: Alan Cecil Turtill
Rank Last Held: Captain
Forename(s): Alan Cecil
Surname: Turtill
Also Known As: Allen Cecil Turtill
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 20065
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Chiropractor
Next of Kin: Mrs Joan Douglas Turtill (wife), Dick Street, Cambridge, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Dick Street, Cambridge, New Zealand
Military District: Hamilton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 21 Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 189
Other Units: 17th Waikato Regiment
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 21 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Sidi Rezegh, Libya
Date of Death: 29 November 1941
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. F. 23.
Memorial Name:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland, The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Memorial plaque, St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Sergeant Hubert Sydney Turtill, Royal Engineers (killed in action in France, 9th April, 1918), and of Mabel Edith Turtill (nee Hancock) of Takapuna, Auckland, husband of Joan Douglas Turtill (nee White), of Cambridge.
  • Brothers Ken (23089) and Alan Turtill (20065) served in WW2. Alan was killed in the war and Ken was a POW
  • Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
  • Field graves: On the reverse of the photo is written: 'Cemetery of NZ and enemy dead at 'point 175'. Capt Turtill's grave is first tin hat at right. From '41' show.'. It appears to have been taken in March 1942
  • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland (photo John Halpin, January 2012)
  • The Northern Club, Auckland (photo John Halpin, January 2012)
  • Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 8 (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Takapuna War Memorial (photo John Halpin, July 2013)
  • Memorial plaque, Alan Cecil Turtill (20065), St Peter's Anglican Church, Takapuna (photo J. Halpin 2013)
  • View of entrance hall with memorial plaques, St Peter's Anglican Church, Takapuna (photo J. Halpin 2013)
  • Interior, St Peter's Anglican Church, Takapuna (photo J. Halpin 2013)
  • View, St Peter's Anglican Church, Takapuna (photo J. Halpin 2013)
Additional Information:
  • Named Allen Cecil Turtill on the Cambridge Roll of Honour (April 2011)
  • Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • 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
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