John William BONNICK

BONNICK, John William

Service Number: 193
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: South Brunswick State School, Victoria; Internoational Correspondence SchoolWorkingmens College;
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 20 February 1918
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Plot 111, Row F, Grave 24 Headstone inscription reads: One of the truest and the best of Australia's heroes gone to rest , Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 193, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 193, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 193, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
14 Feb 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 193, 29th Infantry Battalion, Penetrating wounds to the abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James William John and Georgina Janae Bonnick of 61 Mitchell Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Previously of Deakin Street, Buckley Park, Essendon, Victoria

15 July 1915 - parents signed letter of consent for John to enlist in the AIF. John declined to make a will

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in Citizen Forces with the 58th Battalion