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Robert Henry Waldon Bentley

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  • Service number
    NZ414580 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Pilot Officer AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, Weekly News, 7 July 1943 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Henry Waldon AWMM
  • Surname
    Bentley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ414580 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie E. Bentley (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Operation Gardening AWMM
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ414580 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Pilot Officer AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Arthur Bond Bentley and Jessie Eleanor Bentley of Auckland

    Two brothers lost their lives in WW2: Murray Waldron Bentley (NZ413806) and Robert Henry Waldon Bentley (NZ414580) AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    6 May 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Waddenzee, Holland AWMM
  • Death notes
    Waddenzee, South East of Vlieland, Netherlands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 198 AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News, 1943 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM