MARTIN, Archibald Lawrenson
(Service number 23/1533)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin S. K. MARTIN (father), Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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)

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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