Biography of Jack Marshall, DFC

Portrait of Jack MarshallSummary A biography of Jack Marshall, DFC, service no. NZ391865, one of six biographies of Canterbury veterans of World War II written by Kim Newth.

A keenness and desire to engage the enemy were qualities displayed at all times by Flying Officer Jack Marshall, according to his citation for the Distinguished Flying Cross on 12 April 1943. A successful operational career as an air gunner also came at a price, draining reserves of courage and endurance through many long hours of fear, numbing cold and fatigue on life-threatening sorties.

Collection location Digital collection; private collection.

Publication information Published

Additional information

Kim Newth applied for and received the Canterbury History Foundation: 2014 Canterbury Community Historian Award after seeing the photographic record created by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers for their nationwide WWII Veterans Portrait Project. These portraits were gifted to the RSA and form an archive of images for veterans, families, communities and New Zealand's generations to come. With the award Kim Newth was able to add biographies to some of the portraits, to uncover stories behind the faces. Christchurch members of NZIPP helped put Kim in touch with some of the veterans they photographed.

The collection includes the biographies written by Kim Newth, interview files, and some images.

Related pages

Personal reminiscences by Jack Marshall



This material has been supplied to Christchurch City Libraries by Kim Newth.