Roderick Lindsay Donald BONNAR

BONNAR, Roderick Lindsay Donald

Service Number: 1361
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Hillgrove, New South Wales, 9 June 1892
Home Town: Barmera, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Natural causes, Barmera, South Australia, 7 August 1956, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Barmera (Upper Murray) Garden of Memory Cemetery
Section F; Row B; Plot 10
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Roll (New), Adelaide National Australia Bank WW1 Honour Board, Magill Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1361, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1361, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1361, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
19 Nov 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1361, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Father: unknown  & Mother Mary Bonnar, living at Rosslyn Park, Magill, South Australia.

On enlisting Roderick was 23yrs 1mth old; single; 5' 2" tall; 144 pounds; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair; Anglican; working as a bank accountant; living with mother at Magill.

23/7/1915      Enlisted at Keswick South Australia
27/10/1915    Embarked from Outer Harbour onboard HMAT A24 Benalla
                     Private with 3rd Light Horse Brigade, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcements
27/1/1916      mumps, Heliopolis
9/2/1916        returned to duty
28/10/1916     transferred to 9th regiment, Moascar
19/4/1917      wounded in action - gun shot wound to head, chest & right arm and shoulder,
                      received near Gaza, Palestine evacuated to hospital
11/7/1917       Embarked at Suez, Egypt onboard Port Sydney, for return to Australia
19/11/1917     discharged (total service 2yrs 120 days)

Medals - 1914/15 Star 5730; British War medal 6800; Victory medal 6737

Last lived at Barmera, South Australia.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan. January 2016.  Lest we forget.