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Charles Croft Marsack

Group Photograph (left to right) of Captain Philippe Charles Marsack (RNZAF then Army), Lieutenant Colonel Charles Croft Marsack 24/657/38625 and Captain Raymond Olivier Marsack NZ402264 (RNZAF then Army), c.1939-1945. Image kindly provided by Laurette Powell (September 2017). Image may be subject to copyright restriction. It appears that the brothers first served in the RNZAF then transferred to the New Zealand Army and became commissioned officers. The ribbons and insignia on their uniforms show that both were Captains and that the photograph was probably taken after the Second World War.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Croft AWMM
  • Surname
    Marsack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 24/657 AWMM
    • WWII 38625 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 May 1892 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Pre 28 April 1915 AWMM East Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 22 April 1940 AWMM 93 Essex Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 R. Marsack (father), Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs Ninette Marsack (wife), 93 Essex Street, Masterton, New Zealand 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
    Height, WWII AWMM
    5 feet 10 inches AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). Father of Philippe Charles Marsack and Raymond Oliver Marsack.

    Mentioned in Despatches, published in London Gazette 25 May 1946.

    The Marsack family involvement in war spans six generations, dating from the Peninsular Wars of the early nineteenth century to post world war two disturbances in the Middle East. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1987 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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 484 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • McFarland, Robert, Rober Duffus McFarland - Papers, 1914-1935, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MS-2015-22 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.317 AWMM
    • 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
      p.81 AWMM


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