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Barry Martin

Portrait, Weekly News, 7 July 1943 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News, 7 July 1943 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barry AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403790 AWMM
    • WWII 403790 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1911 RNZAF Biographies (R17845613) WaiauCanterbury RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. G. E. Heaps of Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Frank and Guin E. Martin of Christchurch, New Zealand

      Attended Christs College Christchurch (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM
    • Barry's Father, Frank Barry Martin, was killed at Gallipoli - here is his details

      I hope to add more information to this profile soon. Public - Sam - Researcher - 6 December 2015 -
    • The following text is taken from "The St Andrew's College Memorial Fund" book that was published in 1946 with records of all Old Collegians who died in active service as part of a fundraiser for the Memorial Chapel:

      Barry Martin was the son of Mr Francis B Martin and Mrs Martin (now A M Heaps) of Christchurch, was at St Andrew's College from 1918 to the end of 1925. After a period of study at University of Canterbury he joined the RNZAF and was sent to England to complete his training. He was posted to a Pathfinder Squadron and was lost on operations over Cologne on Februrary 2nd 1943. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross posthumously, the citation paying tribute to his skill and efficiency as a Navigator. Public - Sam - Researcher - 6 December 2015 - The text is taken from "The St Andrew's College Memorial Fund" book
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About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands AWMM Plot LL Row 2 Grave 27 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I have completed a research project on Barry for a Chapel Service at St Andrew's College, where he attended from 1918-25 and turned it into the following YouTube presentation: I hope you enjoy it. Sam McNeill
    Public - Sam - Researcher - 29 May 2016



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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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