Ivor Henry Morgan (Mick) BENTLEY

BENTLEY, Ivor Henry Morgan

Service Numbers: Q151163, QX41492
Enlisted: 9 June 1942, Annerley, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 13 April 1917
Home Town: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Porter
Died: Natural causes, Dunwich, Queensland, Australia, 5 January 1998, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Dunwich Cemetery, Nth Stradbroke Island
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World War 2 Service

9 Jun 1942: Enlisted Private, SN Q151163, Annerley, Queensland
8 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, SN QX41492
8 Oct 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies
10 Mar 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies, Brisbane to Morotai per Felix Hathaway
12 Jul 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies, ex Morotai to North Borneo per LST595
23 Jan 1946: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies, ex Labuan to Brisbane per Pauchard Victory (14 Works Coy)
30 May 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies
30 May 1946: Discharged Lance Corporal, SN QX41492, Works / Labour / Employment / 'Alien' Company/ies

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Mick was the second of three children of William Henry Bentley (b1889 in Gympie, QLD) and Gwendoline Annie Morgan (b1894 in Gympie QLD). William (a Miner) and Gwedoline married in 1913 in Gympie QLD where they settled until 1920. William worked as a Labourer in Brisbane until his Death in 1938. Gwnedoline remarried in 1939.

Mick was a Railway Porter in Brisbane when he enlisted with the ACMF in June 1942 (Private; Service No:151163). In October 1942 he enlisted with the AIF (Lance Corporal; Service No:QX41492) and served in Borneo (10 March 1945 - 23 January 1946). He was attached to 14 Works Coy when he was Discharged in May 1946. Brother Lesley (Corporal; Service Nos:QX42004/Q14357) also served in WWII.

Mick returned to Brisbane, where he was a Railways Employee in 1950 when he married Doris Maureen. They settled in Mt Gravatt in Brisbane where Mick worked as an Engineer. Mick died in 1998.

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