Service Number: 747
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Australian Horse
Born: Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia, 1874
Home Town: Rylstone, Mid-Western Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 15 October 1915
Cemetery: Rylstone Cemetery, New South Wales
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 747, 1st Australian Horse

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

John Bonner (No 747) 1st Australian Horse, (born 1876) died at Liverpool of measles and pneumonia 15 October 1915, age 41 after enlisting in the 8th Battalion, "D" Company, 8th Depot Battalion A.I.F. during WW1. He had only enlisted two months prior and had not yet been allocated a regimental number.

His brother William Thomas Bonner had also served with the 1st Australian Horse in the Boer War and had been killed in action 28 March 1900, whilst fighting alongside his brother John.

Another brother 459 Private Patrick Edwin Bonner was an original member of the 9th Battalion and fought from 1915 to 1919.