Arthur Charles Turnbull
Son of W. R. and A. E. Turnbull, of 69, Madras St., Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand.
- Oswald William Murphy Beckett, Half-Brother, Killed in action 07/06/1917
“PRIVATE A. C. TURNBULL. Mr W. R. Turnbull, 69, Madras street, has received word from the Minister of Defence stating that his son, Private A. C. Turnbull, of the Twenty-fourth Reinforcements, died of wounds on December 5. Private Turnbull was the third son and was born in Invercargill 21 years ago. Before enlistment he was employed at Messrs Aulsebrook and Co., and before that he was for some time with Ridley’s Limited. While at the Southland School he was awarded the medal for the best all-round football player in the school team, but a slight injury afterwards caused him to relinquish the game. An elder brother, Private O. M. Beckett Turnbull, of the Fifth Reinforcements, was killed in France in June last. Two other brothers are members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Private William Turnbull, of the Eight Reinforcements, now in Egypt, and Private Cecil Turnbull, 19 years of age, who goes into camp shortly.” [Southland Times, Issue 17844, 18 December 1917, Page 5]
Submitted by: Sonja McGuff
Relationship to casualty: Great Niece
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum