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Manuhuia Augustus Bennett

Manutuke Marae Memorial - Chaplin Captain M BENNETT's name appears on this Memorial

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 February 1916 AWMM RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM Te Puke AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. C.K. Bennett, P.O. Box 300, Hastings (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 808597 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1944 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.10 Clergyman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.10
    HastingsHawkes Bay 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.10
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  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Captain/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.10 N.Z. Dental Corps 2NZEF Nom. Roll 14, p.10 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • Bennett was with the NZ Chaplains Department (CD) not the N.Z. Dental Corps! Public - Anthony - Researcher - 23 March 2019 - Embarkation Roll 14 Page 8
      Official History Chaplains - Publication details: Historical Publications Branch, 1950, Wellington
      Part of: The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945
      Page 64

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Bishop of Aotearoa from 1968 to 1981 and a member of the Waitangi Tribunal from 1986 to 1997.

    Attended Victoria University and the University of Hawaii.

    ‘The only troops known to have asked for, and to have been granted the privilege of regular Family Prayers were the Maori Battalion of the New Zealand Division in the Eighth Army.’ Lambeth Calls, by Canon J. McLeod Campbell. Source: Sydney D. Waters et. al., Chaplains, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945, Wellington, 1950. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 December 2001 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
    Manuhuia Bennett, Wikipedia
    Further Reference
  • References
    • 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
      p.10 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 November 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
23 March 2019AnthonyAustraliaResearcher

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