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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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