Charles Basil Bennet

Charles Basil
Also known as
Charlie Bennet | Charlie Y.M.
Date of death
Place of death
New Zealand

World War 2

Serial No
YMCA, attached to the 28 (Maori) Battalion
Address on enlistment
YMCA Wellington, New Zealand
Next of kin
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).

Comments (1)

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."