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Clifton Francis Benefield

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Portrait of Clifton Francis Benefield, Auckland Weekly News, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19431020-20-46. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Clifton Francis Benefield, Auckland Weekly News, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Au …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifton Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Benefield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ402463 AWMM
    • WWII 402463 AWMM
    • WWII 402463 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1918 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ402463 AWMM
    • WWII 402463 AWMM
    • WWII 402463 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Clifton Benefield was the son of Robert John and Winifred Benefield, of Wanganui, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM 9. K. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2079760
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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