"Advice has been received by Mrs M. A. Turner, of 53 Stanley Point, Devonport, that her son, Sergeant-Pilot Nelson C. Turner, has been killed on air operations overseas.
Aged 24 years, Sergeant-Pilot Turner attended the Thames High School from 1931 to 1933. His father was at that time headmaster of the Hikutaia School. He was employed at the North Insurance Company's office at Auckland when he enlisted at the outbreak of war. After serving at various New Zealand stations, he left for Britain in April, 1942, and he was posted to a Spitfire squadron.
Sergeant-Pilot Turner took an active interest in all branches of sport.
A brother is also serving with the R.N.Z.A.F. overseas." [Thames Star, 6 October 1942]
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum