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John BONNER

Regimental number4001
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Bonner, 11 St Johns Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 25 February 1915. Taken on strength, 18th Bn, 4 May 1915; transferred to 17th Bn, 11 May 1915. Left Egypt for return to Australia, 2 September 1915. Re-embarked, 11 October 1915, with 12th Reinforcements for 5th Bn. Taken on strength, 5th Bn, 22 February 1916. Wounded at Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916. Mortally wounded, 29 April 1917.
FateDied of wounds 29 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death29 April 1917
Age at death23
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Date of death is listed as 17 May 1916 on the original Nominal Roll.

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