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Full Name
John Robert Bentley
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John Robert
Surname
Bentley
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
56234
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Miss Mary Elizabeth Wood (friend), The Pines, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
29th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation Date
13 August 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Mokoia
Destination
Glasgow, Scotland
Nominal Roll Number
70
Page on Nominal Roll
4
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
26 March 1918
Age at Death
38
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
John Bentley was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bentley, of Hay Lane Farm, Foston, Derby, England.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Bennett, S. - Best, F.TeK. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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