George Edward BONNEY

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BONNEY, George Edward

Service Number: 44
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Unley, South Australia, 23 August 1876
Home Town: Keswick, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer's machinist (Gov. Printing Office)
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916, aged 39 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave - Panel 5, VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasury Department WW1 Honour Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, SA Government Printing Office WW1 Honour Board, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 44, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

32nd Battalion AIF history

"Second to None" by Roger Freeman 2006.Bonney and Mills detail and images proveded by Thelma Haese nee Bonney, grand daughter of George Bonney and 1st cousin of Reg Bonney.

Bonney G.E. recorded in print or online

Website of "Fromelles Discussion Group", detail provided by grandson,Reg Bonney.
"Western Front Diaries" by Jonathan King, detail as above.
"Links'N'Chains" No.81 Nov 2006, the journal of the Liverpool Genealogy Society
NSW, article by Reg Bonney

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Biography

Son of William Lambourne BONNEY and Eliza Johanna nee POWELL

Husband of Florence Mabel BONNEY

"THE LATE PRIVATE GEORGE E. BONNEY.

Mrs. G. E. Bonney, of Croydon-road, Keswick, has received a notification from the military authorities that her husband, Private George Bonney, was killed in action on July 17. He left South Australia on November 18 of last year. As a boy he entered the Government Printing Office in 1889, and worked in the machine department until the day he enlisted. He was thorough in all he undertook, was a general favorite, and was always in great demand on account of his many social qualities. Besides the widow he has left three children." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 26 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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