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Full Name
Wilson Martin
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Wilson
Surname
Martin
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8799
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mr F. Martin (uncle), 51 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
51 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Military District
Rotorua
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 121
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
21 May 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
12. E. 6.
Memorial Name
Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2)
Biographical Notes
Wilson Martin was the son of William Patrick and Lily Martin, of Rotorua, New Zealand; nephew of Frank Martin, of Rotorua.
Description of Image
Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2), War Memorial Park names Ingram - Sullivan, T. (Photo G.A. Fortune 1999)
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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