James Marino

Sergeant James Marino, who embarked with the 9th Reinforcements. He was wounded once.

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Submitted by mbadmin on Fri, 29/04/2011 - 17:31

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Eldest brother to my Grandfather 'Ra'. The 'once' wounded Uncle Jim had his hands blown off in the war. He returned home with stumps at the end of his arms. Uncle Jim also lost his right eye in the blast, affecting his neck up to his nose, which required skin grafts during hospitalisation abroad, (possibly in Cairo), and upper chest (no plastic surgery in those days). He went on to write, to cut his food etc, even to get his School Cert...all with his 'once' wound. He became an Agricultural contractor, as well as raising several whangai and mokopuna.

Kia ora,  My name is Tania Maria Macdonald (nee Hoffman).    My grandmother was Merania Hihiwa Marino the sister of Uncle Ra Marino, Uncle Poi Marino, Rangikahiwa Marino, Hohepa Marino (killed in Gallipoli) and others.  Their parents were Ihaka and Wiripine Marino.