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Full Name
Robert Henry Waldon Bentley
Rank Last Held
Pilot Officer
Forename(s)
Robert Henry Waldon
Surname
Bentley
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
NZ414580
Gender
Male
Next of Kin
Mrs Jessie E. Bentley (mother), Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Campaigns
Operation Gardening
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Waddenzee, South East of Vlieland, Netherlands
Date of Death
6 May 1943
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed on air operations
Memorial Name
  • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • 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
Panel 198
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Henry Arthur Bond Bentley and Jessie Eleanor Bentley of Auckland
  • Two brothers lost their lives in WW2: Murray Waldron Bentley (NZ413806) and Robert Henry Waldon Bentley (NZ414580)
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News, 7 July 1943
  • 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
  • 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
  • Weekly News, 1943
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