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Martin James Richardson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin James AWMM
  • Surname
    Richardson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7388 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 November 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Public Works Department, Shenandoah, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.O. Stevens (sister), Atiamuri, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7388 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    4 November 1941 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Richardson, Martin James. (Ref. WO 373/27/368). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private M. J. Richardson, MM; born NZ 2 Nov 1915; surveyor's assistant. (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p.63.)

    'The B Echelon transport, including Headquarters Company and B Echelon of 27 Battalion, had been sent back to Kalabaka, another 20 miles to the south. Later the LAD truck and orderly-room truck left Battalion Headquarters to join Headquarters Company. Aircraft dive-bombing and machine-gunning near Kalabaka set fire to lorries and an ammunition dump alongside the road. The exploding shells blew a crater in the road, which of course was jammed with vehicles. Private Richardson, from the orderly-room truck, directed the trucks past the danger, which permitted the column to proceed and earned him the MM. Private M. J. Richardson, MM; born NZ 2 Nov 1915; surveyor's assistant.' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 63.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 152 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.63. AWMM
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