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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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