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Arthur Anderson Martin

St Pauls Memorial Erected by No. 3 (Rifle Brigade) Field Ambulance in Memory of the Officers & Men of the unit who fell in France in the Great War (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

St Pauls Memorial Erected by No. 3 (Rifle Brigade) Field Ambulance in Memory of the Officers & Men o …


  • Title
    Doctor Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 June 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Arthur Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3/1737 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 June 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 March 1877 AWMM MiltonOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of Thomas Martin, a labourer, and his wife, Jessie Anderson. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 June 2016 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Constance Margaret Martin (wife), Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1908 married Constance Margery Harley in Sydney Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 June 2016 - Military Record
    • Date of marriage was 8 December 1906 Public - Timothy - Researcher - 17 May 2023 - Sydney Morning Herald, 10 December 1906, p.6


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Medical practitioner AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded Flers 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Constance Margaret nee Harley

    "Major Martin resided in Palmerston North for about ten years, and during that time built up a very extensive practice, so much so that his name became a household word over a considerable portion of the North Island at least. He was a man of inexhaustible energy and exceptional ability. His surgical technique was sure and unhesitating. A born fighter, he probably never realised a difficulty until he had dealt with it. His life was chiefly notable for a magnetic enthusiasm. He died in harness, in the maelstrom of the battlefield, as befitted his temperament." (Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. October 16 1916 p. 77).

    Author of 'A Surgeon in Khaki' (1916).

    Obituary in 'The Government Insurance Recorder', Nov 1916, p666. Martin had been a cadet in the department 1893-1895, before going to medical study in Edinburgh. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1916 AWMM
    AmiensFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France AWMM V A 4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial flag, All saints' Church, 338 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I honour a gifted and courageous Medical Officer who fell during the Great War.
    Public - Jula-Louise - 13 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 May 2023TimothyPerth, AustraliaResearcher
18 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
12 June 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
14 September 2015VictoriaWellingtonResearcher
13 April 2015Jula-LouiseNetherlandsOther

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