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Full Name: Wilfred John Askin Bennett
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Wilfred John Askin
Surname: Bennett
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 575802
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs H.M. Bennett (wife), Bush Vale, Waihola, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Kekerangu, New Zealand
Military District: Blenheim
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Armoured Brigade
Embarkation Date: 21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 15
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 16 December 1943
Age at Death: 35
Year of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: IX. D. 19.
Biographical Notes: Son of Wilfred Stanley Bennett and Isabella Campbell Bennett, of and husband of Hilda Mary Bennett, of Kekerangu, Marlbrough
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943)
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