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Peter Hetherington Martin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Hetherington AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Peter Hetherington-Martin AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 26315 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Kenilworth House, Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Unknown AWMM Kenilworth House, Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs M. Martin (mother), Post office, Lautoka, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs M. Martin (mother), Post office, Lautoka, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • An article in the New Zealand Herald (25 October 2004) featured the story of the escape of New Zealand POWs in Greece in 1941. The names of the men involved in the escape were Mick Karup, Tom Freeman, John Lewis, Don Gladding, Sid Hey and Peter Martin (and one other unidentified). Mr George Bizos, a Greek who assisted the men in hiding prior to their escape on board a fishing boat from Kalamata, sought out the survivors or their families on a visit to New Zealand. The men were rescued by HMS Kimberley and taken to Alexandria, Egypt.The villagers of Vasilitsi followed the events with interest and Mr Bizos wished to make contact while in the country. The records of these man are linked on the database although some discrepancies exist between the names listed in the newspaper story and the enlistment details.

    Listed on the Nominal Rolls 3 & 26 as Archives New Zealand as Hetherington-Martin AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 320 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 88 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. December 1999, Issue 125. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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18 September 2016Gerard Hetheringtonwaimate nzOther relative

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