Joseph Palmer TURNBULL (1889 – 1945)

Name

Joseph Palmer Turnbull

Known as

Joe

Gender

Male

Military identification

7/587

Birthdate

08 July 1889

Birthplace

Christchurch

Marriage(s)

09 August 1917
Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay

Date of death

26 September 1945

Place of death

Hawke's Bay

Parents

  • Alexander Turnbull (died 1919)
  • Janet Aitken Turnbull, nee Gilbertson (1854-1904)

Partner(s)

  • Mary Evelyn Turnbull, nee Hampton (29/1/1892-1986)

Children

  • Alexander Turnbull
  • Derek Hampton Turnbull
  • Raymond Douglas Turnbull
  • Brian Turnbull

Child records

Biography

Farmer in North Canterbury prior to World War One
Enlisted for war service in September 1914 and served at Gallipoli
Invalided home to New Zealand due to bomb damage to his feet whilst at Walker’s Ridge; discharged early 1916
Obtained a ballot farm – “Kowhai Downs” – at Kaiwaka Soldiers’ Settlement, north of Napier, 1917
Purchased “Braes o’Mar” at Tutira – farmed by son, Alec

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