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Albert William Thomas Martin

Naval record showing the ships he served on and the dates. He notes however that the first entry of "GAMBIA" should read "GARTH". - This image may be subject to copyright

Naval record showing the ships he served on and the dates. He notes however that the first entry of …


Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • River Plate AWMM
    • Dieppe Raid (19 August 1942) AWMM
    • 1941-1945 Burma AWMM
    • Atlantic, WW1 AWMM
    • Battle of Atlantic AWMM
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZD1659 AWMM
    • WWII NZD1659 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Full military training AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 11 October 1938 AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Bakers' Boy/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      green AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fresh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Deafness AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital Hesler AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Elizabeth Martin of 21 Jason Avenue, Sandringham, SW 1, Auckland 19 November 1947

    The Personnel Description of Mr Martin included in Naval Records at 16 years 2 months was height of 5 feet 6 inches, brown hair, green eyes and a fresh complexion. At age 18 years he had grown and had a tattoo on his right hand.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. Mr Martin points out that all those with the surname Martin are called 'Pincher' in the Navy AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2009 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM

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