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Donald Imlay Bensemann

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  • Service number
    41383 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Don AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 3 Company AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Imlay AWMM
  • Surname
    Bensemann AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Don AWMM
  • Service number
    41383 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    30 October 1948 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Nov 1967 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    41383 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Waiouru Cadet School AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Post WW2 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 3 Company AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment AWMM
    • Vietnam Lance Corporal Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Victor 3 Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal Bensemann died of a gunshot wound through thorax sustained in contact with Vietcong

    Memorial Flag - Presented to family AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    20 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 November 1968 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    North-West Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    RSA Lawn Plot 7 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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