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Charles Daniel Bennett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Daniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    18513 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 May 1918 AWMM GeraldineCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rose Bennett AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 June 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    18513 AWMM
  • Military service
    C.Y.C. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Military Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 22 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 73 Italy AWMM
      AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57 Gruppignano, Udine, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PM 3200 AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Liberated by Americans AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 32155 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded in both ankles 7/42 - was eight months before he could walk properly. Spent 7 months in Begano Hospital, then PG 73 carpi, Pg 57 Udine and Stalag 8A Gorlitz. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Lung cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Whilst a POW he was made to work in a stone quarry and coal mine.

    He was on the march across Germany for about three months. The Germans couldn't feed them so they marched the prisoners in columns and they stole what they could to eat. Charlie used to tell a story about a farmer who had just planted some potatoes, and at night they went and dug some up to cook.

    Recaptured by the Germans 22 April 1945. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 March 1978 AWMM
    Age 59 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Temuka Cemetery, Temuka, Timaru District, New Zealand AWMM 1013 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Timaru Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Timaru Herald AWMM
      Death notice AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM