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Martin Joseph Greelish

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Greelish AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14099 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 March 1896 Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Kate Greelish (Mother), Temuka AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14099 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farm labourer/Civilian Military personnel file
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John & Kate Greelish, of Milford & Temuka. Married Maud Hooper, in 1919; Maud died in 1925. His son John Kevin Patrick Greelish, born in 1920, served in WWII. Brother of John Greelish who was killed in action in 1918 in France. Before ever enlisting, Martin had incurred a couple of fines - in December 1912 for failing to take the oath of allegiance under the Defence Act, and in February 1914 for failing to render personal service under the Defence Act, in absenting himself from parades and drill without leave. On 12 December 1917 he was reported to be improving, but by 18 January 1918 he had been invalided home. On 4 February 1918 he was one of three Temuka men warmly welcomed home, by both relatives and officials. Martin was suffering from trench feet when he returned home. In 1919 electoral roll, Martin is living at home in Temuka, listed as a 'returned soldier'. Biography provided by the Timaru Museum SCRoll project. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 December 1970 Military personnel file
    TemukaSouth Canterbury Military personnel file
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Temuka Cemetery Services Section, Row 180, Plot 627 AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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