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Francis Henry Bennett

Photograph of Francis Henry Bennett, published in the Auckland Weekly News, 11 June 1941. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19410611-30-14.

Photograph of Francis Henry Bennett, published in the Auckland Weekly News, 11 June 1941. Image kind …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 5585 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    01 July 1911 Public - Elizabeth - Direct descendant - 27 September 2018 - Military service record and family papers
  • Place of birth
    Timaru New Zealand Public - Elizabeth - Direct descendant - 27 September 2018 - Military service record and family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 11 King's Crescent, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs H.F. Bennett (mother), Cox Street, Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 5585 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
    WW2 Bus Driver/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Foley Bennett and Margaret Edith Olive Bennett, of Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand. Driver Bennett was educated at Whanganui and at the Geraldine District High School. He had a wide knowledge of stock. He was a keen huntsman and versatile athlete. He enlisted at Lower Hutt on the first day of enlistments and sailed with the First Echelon. He is survived by his mother and his sisters, Mrs J E Wood and Miss Betty Bennet of Cox Street, Geraldine. (Timaru Herald Obituary, n.d.)

    Driver Bennett was killed by enemy aircraft fire while transporting ammunition from Tirnavos to Number 5 Forward Supply Company (Kidson, A. (1961)., p.90). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    TirnavosGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 13. E. 8. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 September 2018ElizabethKaiapoiDirect descendant
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