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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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