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Regimental number2540
Place of birthMarrana, Tasmania
SchoolColbrook Catholic School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Bonser, 67 Queen Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1918
Place of death or woundingHalle, France
Date of death28 March 1918
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 41), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Alice BONSER; husband of May BONSER, 186 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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