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Geoffrey Bentley

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Bentley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421889 AWMM
    • F73881 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 July 1917 AWMM HuddersfieldWest Yorkshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 1949 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Nyra

    Official War Correspondent at the Pacific Islands of Bougainville, Los Negros and Emirau.

    Author of two books on the Royal New Zealand Air Force:- RNZAF - A Short History. Published in 1969 and Portrait of an Airforce. RNZAF 1937-1987. Published in 1987. (Co-authored with M. Conly) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 June 2012 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 July 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p.81-82 AWMM
    • Bentley, G., & Conly, M. (1987). Portrait of an Air Force: the Royal New Zealand Air Force 1937-1987. Wellington, N.Z.: Grantham House. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 July 2012 AWMM
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