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Loch Lomond Bentley

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories Panel - This image may be subject to copyright

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Loch Lomond AWMM
  • Surname
    Bentley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403936 AWMM
    • WWII 403936 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1913 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    December 6th, 1913 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 16 June 2020 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Te Kuiti, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 16 June 2020 - Research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Driver Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 16 June 2020 - Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ403936 AWMM
    • WWII 403936 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Flight Sergeant Bentley was the son of Harry and Margaret Daziel Bentley, of Waitomo Caves

      He was the husband of Winifred Kathleen Bentley.

      At the time Flight Sergeant Bentley was killed he was with Bomber Command. AWMM
    • Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8834 AA-P, captained by F/Sgt L L Bentley, RNZAF, arrived in the circuit at base awaiting landing clearance but inexplicably flew into the ground near Burner’s Heath, some 5mls SW of Thetford. Although all his crew escaped the crash with non-life threatening injuries, Bentley’s were more severe and he failed to recover. He is buried at RAF Feltwell. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 30 May 2019 - 75 (NZ) Squadron website.
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About death

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  • Death
    23 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    SuffolkEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk, England AWMM Row B. Grave 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1993). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1941 (Vol. 2). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War' Vol. 2 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
30 May 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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