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Benjamin Edward Cranwell

Studio portrait of B E Cranwell (s/n 78009). Black and white, half length portrait. Image kindly provided by family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Studio portrait of B E Cranwell (s/n 78009). Black and white, half length portrait. Image kindly pro …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Cranwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 78009 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 November 1897 Public source Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Marian Cranwell (mother), Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 78009 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • His ship also stopped in Kingston Jamaica, where his ship had run aground on a reef. He was detained for 23 days, then travelled on to New York then disembarked in England, marched in to Sling Camp, England. (Family Source, 8/05/ 2015)

    Because of the length of time waiting to be demobbed in England, he obtained permission to return via Argentina, whre he worked on an estancia for serveral years before returning to Auckland. (Family Source, 8/05/2015)

    He later became manager of a family machinery importing business in Anzac Ave, Auckland. ( Family source, 8/05/15) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1983 Public source
    HendersonWaitakere City Public source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Ash Burial, K Row 4a, Plot 265 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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