(Service number 21795)

First Rank Quartermaster Sergeant Last Rank Rifleman


Date 5 April 1873 Place of Birth Nelson

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Five children
Next of Kin Mrs E. H. CROUCHER (wife), James Street, Temuka; then 61a Freyberg Street, Maranui, Wellington
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 May 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 February 1964 Age 90 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Papakura Cemetery
Memorial Reference row G, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Martin Croucher was the son of john Martin and Elizabeth (née Jary) Croucher. He married Edith Henrietta May on 30 April 1900 at Nelson. They had five children when he enlisted. Martin and Edith divorced in 1919. m. Croucher left Timaru with the South Canterbury quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; Papakura Cemetery headstone transcription [22 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 2 May 1916 (Papers Past) [02 August 2016]

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