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Michael Frederick John Bent

#469885 Private Michael Frederick John (Mike) BENT - Reconnaissance Platoon, 1 NZ Regt, Terendak, Malacca, Malaya 1962

Mike BENT - Recon Platoon 1962

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael Frederick John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Mike AWMM
    • M. F. J. Bent AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 469885 AWMM
    • Vietnam 469885 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Bandsman/Military AWMM
    • Rifleman(NZ Regt) - Officer(RNZASC) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 8 August 2021 - NZ Defence Records
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Major Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 8 August 2021 - RNZASC retired list 1976

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served in 1 NZ REGT 61/63. in HQ Coy. Michael was recruited by the bandmaster Jim Carson in to the battalion Pipes and Drums as a LCpl piper. Mike attended OCS PORTSEA 63/64 Graduated into RNZASC/RNZCT. He served in 1 ALSG SVN. Veteran source. AWMM
    • Michael (Mike) BENT was a private in the Reconnaissance Platoon 1961/63 before he RTNZ early to attend OSC Portsea 1963/64. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 8 August 2021 - see Recon Platoon photo above.
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Death

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  • Death
    10 June 2019 Last Post
    DarwinNorthern Territory Last Post
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM

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