Philip Lyell Bennett 30 March 1898 - Unknown date of death Key details Contribute › Service number6/1017 AWMM30967 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeInter War AWMMUnknown AWMMUnknown AWMMWW2 AWMMColonel AWMM25 Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, The Weekly News; 6 September 1944 - This image may … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesPhilip Lyell AWMM SurnameBennett AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number6/1017 AWMM30967 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth30 March 1898 AWMM Place of birthLyellWest CoastSouth IslandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesLyellBullerNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMInsurance Company Employee AWMMWW2 AWMMInsurance manager AWMM Post war occupationSoldier AWMM Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 18 August 1914 AWMMNelsonNew Zealand AWMMUnknown AWMM91 Belt RoadNew PlymouthTaranakiNew PlymouthTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJohn Bennett (father)MurchisonBullerNew Zealand AWMMMrs N.M. Bennett (wife)91 Belt RoadNew PlymouthTaranakiNew PlymouthTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 October 1914 AWMMSingle AWMMUnknown AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 AWMMGallipoli AWMMGallipoliTurkey AWMMPacific AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number6/1017 AWMM30967 AWMM Military unitsCanterbury Infantry Regiment AWMM25 Battalion AWMM14 Infantry Brigade AWMM3 New Zealand Division AWMM Military serviceCanterbury Infantry Regiment AWMM25 Battalion AWMM14 Infantry Brigade AWMM3 New Zealand Division AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMMC: Awarded for actions at Beandigny Ridge, 23 October 1918. AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMDSO: 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." AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMPacific Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMMNew Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMMPhilippine Liberation Ribbon (USA) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM18 August 1914 AWMMCanterburyNew Zealand AWMMWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM16 AWMMWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMLytteltonChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMHMNZT 4 HMNZT 11 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 16 October 1914 AWMMWW2 AWMMWW2 AWMMWW2 AWMMWW2 AWMMWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMMain Body AWMMCanterbury Infantry Battalion AWMMTahiti or Athenic AWMMPrivate AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM25 Battalion AWMMCaptain AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMNew Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMMCaptain AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMNew Zealand Infantry Brigade, Headquarters AWMMMajor AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMNew Zealand Infantry Brigade AWMMLieutenant Colonel AWMMWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 3rd Division (IP) AWMM3 Division, Headquarters AWMMLieutenant Colonel AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankInter War AWMM22 May 1919 AWMMUnknown AWMMUnknown AWMMWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMColonel AWMM25 Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death Cause of death Place of death Death notes Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Philip Lyell Bennett by laying a poppy. Peter Jack Bennett Philip Henry George Bennett Philip Lyell Bennett R. M. Bennett Raymond Albert Bennett Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Philip Lyell Bennett Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links DocumentsThe Weekly News AWMMThe Weekly News 1944 AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 50 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 37 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 7: WW2 15 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 9: WW2 31 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 12: WW2 15 AWMMSecond 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. AWMMWW2 14: WW2 10 AWMMHaigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. 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