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Frederick William Allen Benfell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick William Allen AWMM
  • Surname
    Benfell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12835 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1918 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM C/o New Zealand Railways, Ranfurly, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o New Zealand Railways, Ranfurly, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Elsie May Benfell (wife), 8 Pentland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Elsie May Benfell (wife), 8 Pentland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Arthur Benfell and of Florence Hannah Benfell (nee Webb), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Elsie May Benfell (nee Marshall), of Dunedin AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM X. B. 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Remembering my uncle who I never got to meet. Much Love Joy Murray (nee Benfell)
    Public - Joy Ellen - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
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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/2182481
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 36 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
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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