Sylvester James BONNEY

BONNEY, Sylvester James

Service Number: 2282
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Enlisted at Mount Gambier, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Happy Valley, South Australia, 25 May 1890
Home Town: Glencoe, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Blackwood, South Australia, 2 November 1951, aged 61 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Interred on 5 November 1951. General Section AA, Row G, Grave 515. Interment number 5669 and expired on 5th November 2015 His wife Lottie was also buried in the same grave
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2282, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Mount Gambier, SA
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2282, 50th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2282, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
25 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 50th Battalion in England
25 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 43rd Battalion
16 Mar 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 11th Infantry Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Walter Bonney and Elizabeth Bonney nee Oakes of Magill, SA

Husband of Lottie Olive Bonney nee Clark C/- Mrs J.W. Bonney Magill, SA

Sylvester and Lottie were married on 21 March 1914 in the Methodist Church, Kalangadoo, SA

Father of Roma Nestor Bonney, Jean Carol Bonney and Nigel Oakes Bonney

Residential address at the time of death was given as Blackwood, SA

Returned to Australia on 20 May 1919 aboard HT Nestor

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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