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John Martin

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Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Martyn AWMM
  • Service number
    14455 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Violet Martin (wife), care of Mrs M. Fraser, Commercial Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    14455 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease, meningitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Martin was the son of Mrs. J. Martyn, of Princess Street, Cambridge, New Zealand, Husband of Elsie Martyn.

    Husband of Elsie Martyn

    "Whose death occurred under particularly sad circumstances, offered his services to the country in the very early stages of the war, but for certain family reasons was placed on the reserve list. He was eventually called up, and went into camp with the 14th Reinforcements, joining the Wellington Infantry Battalion. His training was practically finished, when he contracted measles, from which he was rapidly recovering when meningitis ensued, proving fatal in a very short time. He came here in 1903, and on leaving, returned to work on the farm at his home near Cambridge, taking up land on his own account a few years later. His body was brought home and laid to rest in the little churchyard at Tamahere. During his short military career he was much beloved by his fellow men." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Surname is recorded as Martin on Nominal Roll and Archives New Zealand , Martyn in CWGC. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tamahere Church Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM

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  • I lay a Poppy in memory of a brave soldier who served, died and carried the MARTYN name. You will be honoured and remembered always. Rest In Peace … Ian D. Martyn
    Public - Ian - 16 October 2015

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