MARTIN, John Cecil
(Service number 24835)

Aliases Birth registration has Cecil MARTIN
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 21 August 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William MARTIN (father), Sutherland, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements, Cyclists Corps
Date 17 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
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 31 October 1968 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Crematorium, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Cecil Martin, who was bos born as cecil and went to school as Cecil, was the only child of William and Emma (née Bebbington) Martin. He was educated at Timaru Main, Gleniti and Waimataitai schools..Corporal John C. Martin, 24835, arrived home in a contingent of sick and wounded in October 1917. John Cecil Martin married Sylvia Wynne Hamber in 1926. His mother died in 1954, his father possibly in 1951.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 December 2019]; Sun, 22 October 1917 (Papers Past) [30 January 2019]; Purewa Cemetery Cremation records [31 December 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 January 2020]; School admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 January 2020]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

Not assigned.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB