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Thomas Gerald Martin

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B. Coy 1 NZ REGT MALAYA 1961-62-63. Back Row L. to R. Pte TeAmo PW. Pte Hapi RP. Pte Wilson RW. Pte Bevan M. Cpl Noon SF. L/Cpl Pangari PM. Pte Barrar FM. Pte Culshaw JF. Pte Nuix MM. Pte Wineera TR. Pte Moverley CP. Pte .Gibbes LE. Pte Mathews WM. Pte Hamon K. Pte Ferguson DG. Pte Harris PS. Pte Lane RG. Pte Heise JS.
4th Row: Pte Hohepa H. Pte Lockett IB. Pte Allott SJ. Pte Jones PR. Pte Kopa MT. L/Cpl Hemana MK. L/Cpl Pawson AD. L/Cpl Pirini DW. Pte Tioke T. Pte Whibley JS. Pte Peat GD. L/Cpl Ashton BD. Pte Ferguson CD. Pte Turner RC. Pte Walker TN. Pte Renney RB. Pte Kavanagh WS. Pte Curnmings LC. Pte Arthur TM. Pte Holwell NA. Pte Karipa J.
3rd Row: Pte Deazley PM. Pte Ranginui RW. Pte Way MD. Pte Neal L. Pte Gallagher JP. Pte Grant RW. L/Cpl Nicholls TTH. Pte Halbert W. Pte Wiki Pte Pungatara PB. Pte Edwards AS. Pte O'Brien WW. Pte Oakes WL. Pte Knapp HL. Pte Ryall JB. Pte Rungarunga TP. Pte Scott RJ. Pte Thornton SR. Pte Tamihana HH. Pte Morrison PA. L/Cpl Cooke MR. Pte Walters M. Pte Killgour TS.
2nd Row: Pte Niho Niho TP, Pte Keno R. Pte Collins RD. Pte Morrison EA. Pte Tumataroa B. Pte Aston J. Pte Wells AF. L/Cpl Kiwi Kiwi RW. Pte McGhee PD. Pte Williams Ml. Pte Mauger EG. Pte Matchitt E. Pte Rowlands R. Pte Adank LF. Pte Mears NE. Pte Michie WJ. Pte Coutts LG. Pte Best PM. Pte Pu WH. Cpl Shepherd RH. Pte Owen TW. Pte Te Haara R. L/Cpl Daniels FW. L/Cpl Brosnahan T.
Front Row: L/Cpl Grace HC. L/Cpl Avey TA. L/Cpl Douglas AB. Cpl Pilcher TTA. Sgt Don AJ. Sgt Mckenzie RF. Sgt Edwards MH. Lt BD Sinclair. Capt TG Martin. Maj WG Pike. W02 O'Brien CG.2Lt MH Devlin. 2Lt RA. Monks. Sgt Packer AW. Sgt Taylor LM. Cpl Cribb S. Cpl Wedderburn R. L/Cpl Wheeler PJ. LAI WAH PHOTO. MALACCA. Image Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

B. Coy 1 NZ REGT MALAYA 1961-62-63. Back Row L. to R. Pte TeAmo PW. Pte Hapi RP. Pte Wilson RW. Pte …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    T. G. Martin AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 30516 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30516 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 July 1932 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Malaya Christchurch AWMM
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Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) AWMM
      17 October 1968 AWMM
      NZ Gazette Number 65. CITATION Major Thomas Martin graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, on 14th December, 1954 and was commissioned in the Royal New Zealand Artillery. He arrived in Vietnam in May, 1967 to take command of 161st Field Battery. Throughout his service in Vietnam Major Martin has displayed outstanding leadership and has achieved first-class results with his battery. His drive, enthusiasm, devotion to duty and professional ability were exceptional and it was through his efforts largely that the battery achieved and maintained a high standard of operational efficiency and morale. Major Martin’s marked ability to cooperate with others was largely responsible for the happy and successful integration of his battery in an Australian Field Regiment. At all times he had also the complete confidence and respect of the supported arms, which resulted in first-class support for these units in every action in which Major Martin took part; his skilful and aggressive direction of the fire of his battery was often instrumental in ensuring the successful outcome of an action and generally resulted in the reduction of the number of casualties sustained by the battalion. The professional ability, outstanding leadership and personal courage of Major Martin were an inspiration to his battery and to the officers and men of 4th Field Regiment and reflect great credit upon himself, his Regiment and the New Zealand Army. AWMM
    • New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM
    • Vietnam Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Photo of Capt T.G. Martin in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Regiment (Malaya 1962) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    • 31 March 1993 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 30 March 1993 Cemetery Record
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    Waimairi Cemetery, Burnside, Christchurch, Canterbury AWMM Plot 60 RC Block 69 AWMM
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Sources

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  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 2 1962-1963- Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

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