MARTIN, Frederick David
(Service number 50704)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 9 November 1894 Place of Birth Otaio

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otaio, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. MARTIN (father), Otaio, 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 36th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 21 February 1918
Transport Moeraki; transferred to Ormonde at Sydney for Suez
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick David Martin was the son of Andrew and Margaret Janet (née Ogilvie) Martin. He was educated at Otaio and Washdyke schools. Sergeant F. D. Martin returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August. His brother Andrew Martin also served in World War I. Frederick married Betsy Eva Fenwick in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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