|Place of birth||Northam, Western Australia|
|Address||Meckering, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, William James Bonser, Meckering, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty during the operations near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. This non-commissioned officer was in charge of the rifle grenade section and in the attack showed most excellent judgment and bravery in dealing with and destroying a detached post of enemy troops. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: embarked from Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 28 December 1916. Taken on strength, 16th Bn, 11 February 1917. Wounded in action, 11 April 1917. Admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol (gun shot wound, right shoulder, severe), 26 April 1917. Rejoined Bn from wounds, 21 August 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 September 1917. Awarded the Military Medal, 31 October 1917.
Detached to 1st Australian Corps School, 5 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 26 January 1918.
Wounded in action (bullet wound, left hand and jaw), 5 April 1918. Admitted to Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, 12 April 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 June 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 1 July 1918.
Commenced return to Australia, 11 December 1918; discharged, 8 March 1919.
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery|