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Full Name: Robert Daniel Benge
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Robert Daniel
Surname: Benge
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 74285
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Blacksmith and farmhand
Next of Kin: Mrs R.D. Benge (wife), Te Marua, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Te Marua, Upper hutt, New Zealand
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Training Unit, 46th Reinforcements, A Company
Place of Death: Featherston, New Zealand
Date of Death: 10 November 1918
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died from influenza
Cemetery Name: Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Grave Reference: 719
Memorial Name: Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Robert Benge was the husband of A.A. Benge of Te Marua, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Gravestone, Featherston Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Adele Pentony Graham)
  • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, detail of names
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand History online. Featherston War Memorial
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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