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John Anthony Martin

Portrait of Lieutenant John Anthony Martin taken at Tesla Studios, Wanganui, c. First World War. Date Unknown. Image kindly provided by George Martin Tinker (December 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant John Anthony Martin taken at Tesla Studios, Wanganui, c. First World War. Dat …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 59942 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 November 1886 AWMM OmapereNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs M. Martin (wife), 8 Percival Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 October 1917 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


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


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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental drowning AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Captain Georges Martin of Hokianga, New Zealand. He was Harbourmaster at Hokianga before enlistment.

    Husband of Margaret Martin of Epsom, Auckland

    Drowned when serving with HMS Lobster in operations in North Russia aged 32 - body not recovered and recorded on Chatham Naval Memorial, born Omapere Hokianga, Reported in Wanganui Herald 3/8/1915 as serving in the government steamer HINEMOA as an acting Second Officer who resigned to join the NZEF reinforcements - he joined Wellington Regiment 1917, and took discharge from NZEF 15/1/1918 and joined the RNR in Britain. Reported as a Sub-Lieutenant serving in HMS CELTIC PRIDE in September 1918 based at Malta AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1919 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    MurmanskRussia 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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  • Memorial name
    • Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England AWMM
    • Waiotemarama Memorial, Hokianga, Northland AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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