Robert Langdon BONYTHON DCM

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BONYTHON, Robert Langdon

Service Numbers: 2593, 2593A
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Summertown, South Australia, 26 September 1893
Home Town: Summertown, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Uraidla Public School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: War Service Related, (Soldiers Home), Myrtle Bank, Adelaide, South Australia, 29 July 1925, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Summertown Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Uraidla & Districts Roll of Honour 1
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2593, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2593, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2593, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
24 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2593A, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded 2593, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Son of Robert Langdon BONYTHON and Margaret nee NORTON

His younger brother 2140 Pte. Kenneth Morgan Bonython (/explore/people/353303) had died only six months earlier on 15 Dec 1924 also from war service related causes.

"Private Bonython, D.C.M.

Private Robert L. Bonython was born at Summertown in November, 1893, and was educated at the Uraidla Public School. He is a good shot with the rifle. He is the eldest son of Mr. R. L. Bonython, of Summertown. Another son, Kenneth, is in camp in England at the present time." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (

"Our obituary notices to-day report the death of Mr. Robert L. Bonython, D.C.M., son of Mr. R. L. Bonython, of Hillside, Summertown. Three sons went to the war, and two, both wounded, have died as the result of its after-effects. One, Mr. Kenneth Bonython, died a few weeks ago, and now his brother is dead too. The latter won the Distinguished Conduct Medal at the battle of Pozieres but later lost an arm at the battle of Ypres. Both were fine young fellows when they left for the war. Much sympathy is felt for their parents, who are well-known and highly-respected residents of the hills." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 30 Jul 1925 (