Gregory Wade BENHAM DSC

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BENHAM, Gregory Wade

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 2 April 1942, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sub Lieutenant
Last Unit: HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot)
Born: Dubbo , New South Wales, 2 July 1914
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Dubbo High School
Occupation: Patrol Officer (KIAP)
Died: Executed (POW of Japan), Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, 1 September 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Dubbo Memorial Drive & Rose Garden
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World War 2 Service

2 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN Officer, HMAS Penguin (IV) 1939-1940/HMAS Brisbane 1940-1942/HMAS Moreton (I) 1942-1994 (Depot), Brisbane, Queensland
2 Apr 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant
2 Apr 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant
1 Sep 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, RAN Operations SW Pacific 1944-45 - "Lleyte 1944 / Lingayen Gulf 1945"

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Biography

Executed by the Japanese along with his comrade Lieut. Alan Fairlie (Bill) Kyle DSC (/explore/people/235796)