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Archibald James Merle Bonar

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Portrait, Sergeant-Major Archibald James Merle Bonar (803), (10/1116) from the Weekly News 1915. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No Known Copyright.

Portrait, Sergeant-Major Archibald James Merle Bonar (803), (10/1116) from the Weekly News 1915. Kin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Archibald James Merle AWMM
  • Surname
    Bonar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 803 AWMM
    • 10/1116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 April 1876 Noel Smith Research Project HokitikaWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
    24 August 1876 Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Hokitika Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Vivian Bonar, Commission Agent, Hokitika, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of the Honorable James Alexander and Ella Margaret Bonar. Native of Hokitika, Greymouth.

    His father was named James Alexander Bonar. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    28 April 1915 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 39 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Hokitika War Memorial, Nelson College Scriptorium Roll of Honour Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - NZ History WW1 memorial images website and on site

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 64 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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23 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 October 2017PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher

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