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Herbert James Benson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert James AWMM
  • Surname
    Benson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    63718 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    63718 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 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29 Optician's apprentice/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.29
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Herbert Benson was the son of Frederick Horace Benson and of Elizabeth Maud Benson (nee Cree), of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Herbert James Benson was born 7 October 1918 at Christchurch, the eldest child and only son of Frederick Horace Wilson Benson 1891-1982 who had married Elizabeth Maud Cree on 7 November 1917. His only sister was Margaret Joan (known as Joan) born 1921 who married Neville Turner in 1946. She lived at Oamaru most of her life, and died on 5 August 2015 Public - COLYN - Other relative - 7 December 2018 - New Zealand Historical BDMs online
      https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. H. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Waitaki Boys High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM

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Sources

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07 December 2018COLYNSYDNEY, AUSTRALIAOther relative

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