MARTIN, Archibald Lawrenson
(Service number 23/1533)
|First Rank||Lieutenant||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||S. K. MARTIN (father), Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements to 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||E Company|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Military Awards||Military Cross (M.C.)|
Award Circumstances and Date
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command and led his company with great courage and determination. Later he organised and consolidated the position with great skill. (London Gazette, 14 November 1916, p11802)
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He left Timaru for Trentham in May 1915.
Jacqueline Martin, Archibald's granddaughter, noted that he was born in Timaru where he practised law.
Cenotaph Database [24 January 2014]; Timaru Herald, 5 May 1915 (Papers Past) [06 September 2014]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone transcfription (SC Branch NZSG Cemetery Records microfiche) [10 April 2015]; Waikumete Burial Records (Auckland City Council) [10 April 2014]; SCRoll web submission from J Martin, 13 June 2015
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