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Charlie Bennet | Charlie Y.M.
Date of death
Place of death
World War 2
YMCA, attached to the 28 (Maori) Battalion
YMCA Wellington, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mr T. Bennet (father), 27 Gresham Street, Andersons Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
Charlie's mother's name was Mary (nee Cochrane) and there were seven children. Information from Linda Bennet (niece).
Comment from Paul Evans:"In
Submitted by mbadmin on Wed, 19/04/2017 - 12:16
Comment from Paul Evans:
"In the 1950's I was lucky enough to know two members of the 28th Battalion - Lt.Col. Humphrey Dyer who was one of my teachers at Whangarei Boys High School, and Charlie 'YM' Bennett, MBE, who was United Maori Mission Hostel manager at Whangarei. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of these men - only very fond memories of two great men who were proud to have served in the 28th."