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Philip Lyell Bennett

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  • Service number
    • 6/1017 AWMM
    • 30967 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Inter War Unknown AWMM
      Unknown AWMM
    • WW2 Colonel AWMM
      25 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, The Weekly News; 6 September 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait, The Weekly News; 6 September 1944 - This image may … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Lyell AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 6/1017 AWMM
    • 30967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    30 March 1898 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Lyell, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Lyell, Buller, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Insurance Company Employee AWMM
    • WW2 Insurance manager AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Soldier AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 18 Aug 1914 Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown 91 Belt Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • John Bennett (father), Murchison, Buller, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs N.M. Bennett (wife), 91 Belt Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • Pacific AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 6/1017 AWMM
    • 30967 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Canterbury Infantry Regiment AWMM
    • 25 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    • 14 Infantry Brigade AWMM
    • 3 New Zealand Division AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      MC: Awarded for actions at Beandigny Ridge, 23 October 1918. AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      DSO: NZ Gazette, 7 September 1944. Citation: "For distinguished service in the field. As Assistant Adjutant and Quarter Master General of 3rd New Zealand Division, Lieutenant Colonel Bennett took control of all landing beaches during the operations which resulted in the capture of the Green (Nissan) Islands Group on 15 February 1944. He accompanied the leading troops ashore. His tireless energy, his inspiring example and the skill with which he directed and controlled the unloading operations were largely responsible for the successful landing in dense jungle across completely unprepared beaches of an immense amount of warlike stores. He has moreover rendered very distinguished service in the other operations in which his division was engaged and which resulted in the capture of Vella Lavella and Treasury Islands." AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Pacific Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM
    • Philippine Liberation Ribbon (USA) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 15/02/1919 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 18 August 1914 AWMM
      Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • WW1 16 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMM
      Vessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMM
      Private AWMM
      Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • WW2 Captain AWMM
      25 Infantry Battalion AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Captain AWMM
      New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Major AWMM
      New Zealand Infantry Brigade, Headquarters AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      New Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      3 Division, Headquarters AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 3rd Division (IP) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Inter War 22 May 1919 AWMM
      Unknown AWMM
      Unknown AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
      Colonel AWMM
      25 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After WWI ended, Bennett volunteered with the Canterbury Regiment.

    He re-enlisted with 2 NZEF as Captain and Quartermaster (QM) of 25 Battalion, 1940.

    Promoted to Major and Staff Captain of 14 Infantry Brigade, 1942.

    Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General (AA & QMG) of 3 NZ Division, 1943-44.

    Member of Special Employment Allied Control Commission SW Pacific Area from February 1945. AWMM

Death

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  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
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Sources

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  • External links
    FamNet: The Family History Network record page
    http://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C36211
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 50 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 37 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 15 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 31 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 15 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 10 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM