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Arthur Edward Bonnin

Verso: "3 Timaru boys included Eddie Arthur Bonnin [text in brackets that is illegible] & Corp Finlayson. It's only a shame the three are leaving." Corporal Finlayson (3/149A) and Arthur Edward Bonnin (3/102A).    Tentative identification of Corporal Ernest Mathew Finlayson, service no. 3/149A NZ Medical Corps standing with one leg raised on the seat facing toward camera. Identification made on Finlayson's Timaru address on Nominal Rolls, which fits with the handwritten description on the verso, and the two chevrons on this figure fitting the rank of corporal. Edward Arthur Bonnin service no. 3/102A, possibly standing second from left in a private's cap (see his portrait in the Onward Project for visual likeness). Thomson, George William, 1889-1976, photographer, Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-2003-1-1.

Verso: "3 Timaru boys included Eddie Arthur Bonnin [text in brackets that is illegible] & Corp Finla …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Bonnin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Edward Arthur AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/102A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Westport Coal Company, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John L. Bonnin, Brighton, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/102A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Bonnin was the son of John L. and Adelaide Mary Bonnin.

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as BONNIN, Edward Arthur - [a.k.a. Arthur Edward] AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    • 26 August 1915 AWMM
      EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
    • 26 August 1915 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 33 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    • Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM K. 45. AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 20, Plot 60 AWMM
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