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John Foley Martin

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Foley AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Martin AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZD824 AWMM
    • 547396 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Medical, Unknown Period AWMM
      Suffered with spinal trouble AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cardiac Failure, Respiratory Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy from 7 August 1926 - 18 December 1937. Starting as a Boy 2nd Class, he progressed to the rank of Able Seaman. He served in HMS Philomel, HMS Dunedin, HMS Diomede (Cerberus), and HMS Achilles during his career. He was invalided out of the Navy because of his worsening eyesight. A high standard of eyesight being essential for a Seaman Gunner in those days since all the weapons were visually sighted. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 June 1992 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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