MARTIN, Richard Roberts
(Service number 7/606)

Aliases Also Richard Robert MARTIN
First Rank (1) Trooper; (2) Sergeant Major Last Rank


Date 6 May 1893 Place of Birth Auckland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment (1) Temuka
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin (1) Richard Robert MARTIN (father), Temuka; (2) Mrs F. MARTIN (mother), 51 Northland Road, Wellngton
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) Main Body; (2) New Zealand expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2) 30th Reinforcements, Mounted rifles Brigade
Date (1) 16 October 1914; (2) 13 November 1917
Transport (1) Tahiti or athenic; (2) Tofua
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination (2) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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

Richard Roberts MARTIN was the son (only New Zealand born) of richard Roberts and Florence Edith Honeywood MARTIN. At the time of first enlistment he was residing at Temuka where he was a clerk. He was wounded at Gallipoli. He went into camp again on 5 february 1917. At this time he was secretary of the Wellington Returned Soldiers' Assdociation.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 June 2016]; New Zealand Herald, 2 August 1915, Timaru Herald, 1 February 1917 (Papers Past) [09 October 2014; 21 June 2016]

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