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Full Name
Francis Robert Bentley
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
Francis Robert
Surname
Bentley
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
264923
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
Store Hand
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Dunlop (aunt), 4 MacBeth Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
4 MacBeth Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District
Dunedin
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 31
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Armoured Corps, 2 Divisional Cavalry
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
18 April 1945
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1945
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Faenza War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VI.G.12
Biographical Notes
Francis Bentley was the son of Ernest Bentley and Robina Bentley (nee Johnston). He was the nephew of Mrs E.M. Dunlop of Caversham, Otago.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942)
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