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Horace Robert Martineau

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Portrait, studio photograph, Horace Martineau in South Africa later published in the Volunteers v. 34 no. 3 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Martineau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 75 AWMM
    • 8/1074 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 October 1874 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1891 AWMM England AWMM
    • Pre 1896 AWMM South Africa AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Unknown AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM
    • Mrs Amy Martineau (wife), C/o C.A. Werdmuller, Hoopstad, Orange River Colony, South Africa AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 6 March 1905 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Victoria Cross (VC) AWMM
    London Gazette, dated 6th July, 1900, records the following:- "On the 26th December, 1899, during the fight at Game Tree, near Mafeking, when the order to retire had been given, Sergeant Martineau stopped and picked up Corporal Le Camp, who had been struck down about 10 yards from the Boer trenches, and half dragged, half carried, him towards a bush about 150 yards from the trenches. In doing this Sergeant Martineau was wounded in the side, but paid no attention to it, and proceeded to staunch and bandage the wounds of his comrade, whom he, afterwards, assisted to retire. The firing while they were retiring was very heavy and Sergeant Martineau was again wounded. When shot the second time he was absolutely exhausted from supporting his comrade, and sank down unable to proceed further. He received three wounds, one of which necessitated the amputation of his arm near the shoulder." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • Pre WW1 1891 AWMM AWMM
    • Pre WW1 1896 AWMM AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Wounded 26 Dec 1899; arm amputated AWMM
    • Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died after discharge from the NZEF from disease contracted while on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Victoria Cross held in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Imperial War Museum, London, England AWMM

Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Volunteers: the Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 489 AWMM
    • Volunteers: the Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society AWMM
      p. 195-211 AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
      p. 218 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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