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Full Name
Oswald Thomas Bentley
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Oswald Thomas
Surname
Bentley
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
13509
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Ngauranga, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Driver
Occupation before Enlistment
Warehouseman
Next of Kin
Edward Bentley (father), Railway Terrace, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
13th Reinforcements New Zealand Army Service Corps
Embarkation Date
27 May 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Plymouth or Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
33
Page on Nominal Roll
20
Campaigns
Western Front, 1917, 1918
Military Awards
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment
Place of Death
Wellington, New Zealand ex France
Date of Death
15 September 1918
Age at Death
25
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand
Grave Reference
A. 4. (S).
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Oswald Bentley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bentley, of Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Image of gravestone at Karori Cemetery provided by Paul Baker December 2012
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Bennett, S. - Best, F.TeK. (photo J Halpin 2010)
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Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum