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Raymond Bonner

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Bonner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ray AWMM
  • Service number
    22020 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 Mangawhare, Dargaville, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Bonner (mother), Grey Street, Dargaville, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 May 1940 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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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Raymond Bonner was the son of Robert Leslie and Ethel Bonner, of Dargaville, New Zealand.

    Commanded 8 platoon in attack on Bir Ghirba by A company AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 22. H. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • I was never fortunate to have ever met you. I was not even born yet when you left to go to war. My Mother was your youngest Sister, and also the youngest family member. So, she was still just a young girl when you left. I wish I could have known you and sat down for many a conversation of your life stories and experiences. Sadly as fate as it, that was never going to be. You bravely lost your life and were never to return back home. I want to thank you Great Uncle Raymond for being so strong and fearlessly leaving your family and loved ones behind to venture into what would have been the complete unknown. I thank you for bravely and courageously fighting for your country so we could live. You truly are a Hero in my eyes and it makes me so proud to be your Great Niece. You will forever be in my thoughts. All my love and respect, Glennis Topia
    Public - Glennis Maree - Other Relative - 27 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 21 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cody, J. (1953), p 117. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM

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27 April 2015Glennis MareeAuckland, New zealandOther Relative
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