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Victor William Benjamin

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V. Benjamin Portrait from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

V. Benjamin Portrait from the Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor William AWMM
  • Surname
    Benjamin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66044 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1942 AWMM 8 Karaka Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O.M. Benjamin (mother), 8 Karaka Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    66044 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
    WW2 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Butcher's apprentice/Civilian AWMM
    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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Offcial records for Victor Benjamin record that he was 23 years old when he died of wounds, though in fact he was 20 years old at a time. Initially, Victor provided with the wrong information because he was under age and had to obtain mother's and father's signature to allow him to join the army.

    Occupation listed on nominal roll as soldier. Increased age to enlist AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM VIII. J. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald 1942 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Forever in your debt.
    Public - Craig leon - Other relative - 27 March 2017
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2092287
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 20 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 1942 AWMM
    • Benjamin, Victor William. War diary, 1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2008/44. AWMM

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27 March 2017Craig leonAuckland Other relative

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