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John William Benfield

Head and shoulders portrait of Private John William Benfield, Reg No 8/4090, of the Otago Infantry Regiment, - D Company. Died of wounds in France on 6 July 1916. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B82. No known copyright.

Head and shoulders portrait of Private John William Benfield, Reg No 8/4090, of the Otago Infantry R …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Benfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4090 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Benfield (mother), 11-28 Bramham Gardens, Earl's Court Road, Kensington West, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4090 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Benfield was the son of Mrs. C. E. Benfield, of 20A, Cromwell Crescent, Earl's Court, London, England. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM II. C. 37. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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