BENNEWITH, George James
(Service number 55402)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 29 March 1897 Place of Birth West Ham, London, England

Enlistment Information

Date 13 April 1917 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment 36 High Street, Timaru
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs L. BENNEWITH (mother), 36 High Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 2 inches. Weight 6 stone 8 lbs.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 July 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations



Date 17 May 1953 Age 56 years
Place of Death Timaru
Cause Carcinoma of the stomach
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 115, Plot 8
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George James Bennewith, born on 29 March 1897 at West Han, England, was resident at Timaru with his mother when he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2016]

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