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Martin Philip McDermott



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin Philip AWMM
  • Surname
    McDermott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Peter McDermott AWMM
  • Service number
    376066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 June 1941 AWMM c/o Horotiu Freezing Works, Horotiu AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. McDermott (wife), 5 Paora Street, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    376066 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Wool clerk/Civilian AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato 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
      6 foot AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Ear Damage - shell blast ( permanent pension). AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hepatitis - admitted No. 2 NZ General Hospital, Caserta. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Saw action at Cassino, Arezzo, San Michele, Rio Fontanaccio, Pisciattloi and Idice Bridge.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a memoir (MS 2006/41) written by Peter McDermott describing his war service and time serving in 24 Battalion. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 June 2015 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 75 AWMM
    • McDermott, Martin Philip. War memoir entitled 'And so to...', 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/41. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.333 - 334 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      22 June 2015 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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