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Full Name
Murray Waldron Bentley
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Murray Waldron
Surname
Bentley
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ413806
Gender
Male
Next of Kin
Mrs Jessie E. Bentley (mother), Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Campaigns
North Africa
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 2 Advanced Flying Unit
Place of Death
North Africa
Date of Death
1 December 1943
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Memorial Name
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand
  • Memorial plaque, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Roll of Honour, Blockhouse Bay Primary School, 584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
Column 278
Biographical Notes
  • Murray Bentley was the son of Henry Arthur Bord and Jessie E. Bentley of Auckland.
  • Two sons, brothers lost their lives in WW2: Murray Waldron Bentley (NZ413806) and Robert Henry Waldon Bentley (NZ414580)
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, WW2, Panel names Adams, D.A. - Carr, W.L. (digital photo John Halpin, 2011)
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School Memorial plaque (photo John Halpin 2011)
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School entrance (photo John Halpin 2011)
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School Roll of Honour, detail (photo John Halpin 2011)
  • Blockhouse Bay Primary School Roll of Honour, full view (photo John Halpin 2011)
Further References
Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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