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Albert Henry Benny

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Benny AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 41036 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 July 1908 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    St Columb Cubert Cornwall England Public - Adele Fae - Other relative - 11 April 2019 -
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • Married to Stella Martin Public - Adele Fae - Other relative - 11 April 2019 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 41036 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29 Fertiliser worker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29
    New PlymouthTaranaki 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Albert Benny was the son of John Benny and of Alice Mary Benny (nee Rogers), of Egmont Village, Taranaki, New Zealand; husband of Stella Benny, of New Plymouth, Taranaki. AWMM
    • Albert was born in Cubert,Cornwall on 11th July 1908 and came with family to New Zealand arriving here 19th jan 1921.Albert was my Uncle,one of 8 children born to John and Alice Benny. Public - John Charles - Direct descendant - 15 June 2016 - Family papers-family tree research
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About death

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  • Death
    10 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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  • Albert Benny was my mother's uncle (Helen Watt - deceased) therefore Bert was my great uncle from a large family that emigrated from Cornwall England at the turn of last century
    Public - Adele - Other Relative - 8 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.29 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


Command item
Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 April 2019Adele FaeAucklandOther relative
15 June 2016John Charles Lower Hutt New ZealandDirect descendant
08 April 2015AdeleAucklandOther Relative

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