Māori › Thomas Charles Benefield Born 9 October 1894 - Died 24 March 1918 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 52935 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMM New Zealand Entrenching Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas Charles AWMM SurnameBenefield AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWI 52935 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth9 October 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs R. Benefield (mother), Tayforth, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 52935 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 24 Jul 1917-25 September 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon AWMM HMNZT 89 AWMM Vessel was Waitemata AWMM Private AWMM 28th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company AWMM New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Private AWMM New Zealand Entrenching Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Thomas Benefield was the son of Robert and Harriett Agnes Benefield, of Wanganui, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death24 March 1918 AWMM Age 23 AWMM Somme, Northern France AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes CemeteryBedford House Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium AWMM Enclosure No.2 III. E. 13. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember Thomas Charles Benefield by laying a poppy. Rita Agnes Benefield Robert Ellery Benefield Thomas Charles Benefield Victor Dominic Benefield Albert Edward Benfell Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas Charles Benefield Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Te kiwi : 28th Reinf. Library / Pictorial › publication Cape Town D526.2 KIW Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22274573 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/483041/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/483041 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM 69: 6 AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.