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Wesley Anzac Bennett

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wesley Anzac AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    36864 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
    Unknown AWMM C/o M. Grayson, Aokautere, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Gweneth Ruth Grayson (friend), care of Post-office, Aokautere, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    36864 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Bennett was the son of John Wesley Bennett and of Edith May Bennett (nee Leakey) of Palmerston North AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Sidi RezeghWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. F. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Wesley Anzac Bennett stayed in Sydney before going to the African campaign where he died in 1941. He met and became friends with my mother, Joan Bright, who lived in Walker Street, North Sydney. Her family owned Bright's Florist shop and Joan kept it going during the war. They exchanged photos and letters. Wesley gave her his fern leaf badge before he left for action. He had his and her photos made in Egypt with a pyramid in the centre. We still have these momentos today. All we were told was that he came from a farming area and was a boundary rider. We would love to know if he has family still in New Zealand.
    Public - Maria - Friend - 25 April 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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 37 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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25 April 2016MariaSydney, AustraliaFriend

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