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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)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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