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Charles Edward Bennett

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Portrait, standing to attention outside tent, folded blankets, bedding and floor of tent visible, this photograph was either taken in Military camp in New Zealand or in Camp in Egypt. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Benny AWMM
  • Service number
    3248 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 March 1916 AWMM KiwiteaManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM c/o A.H. Storey, Te Rahu, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W.E. Johnson (aunt), Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3248 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Stable hand/Civilian AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      TB, admitted to Waipukurau Sanitorium AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart and lung disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Bennett had his medals issued to him in 1950. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 January 1961 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton East Cemetery, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Ashes SOLD3-O-24 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald 1 February 1961 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 17 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald 1 February 1961 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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