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William Dove Benfell

Headstone of Ld Rad Me William Dove BENFELL 4051. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 17240. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Ld Rad Me William Dove BENFELL 4051. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Counc …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Dove AWMM
  • Surname
    Benfell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ 4051 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Catherine May Benfell (wife), 20 Signal Hill Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ 4051 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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally drowned AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Alfred Benfell, and of Florence Benfell (nee Dove); husband of Catherine May Benfell, of Dunedin, Otago.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 6 July 1943 AWMM
      Age 30 AWMM
      AWMM
    • 6 July 1943 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM 40. 172 AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 172, Plot 40 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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