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Frederick Bonnington

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  • Service number
    WWI 13865 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Frederick Poninghous Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - NZ Police Gazette records Frederick Poninghaus using the alias surnames of Bonnington and Boddington.
    On enlistment he dropped his German surname and adopted the name Bonnington.
    His Next of Kin on his military file is his sister Mrs C Winter. Frederick's sister Caroline Poninghaus married Herbert Winter in 1911.
    Papers Past indicate that Fredrick Poninghous was welcomed home from the war at a social in Oct 1918. (Ironically his birth name was added to the list of military defaulters).
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Military Personnel File, and headstone in Feilding Cemetery.
  • Forenames
    Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Bonnington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frederick Poninghous Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - NZ Police Gazette records Frederick Poninghaus using the alias surnames of Bonnington and Boddington.
    On enlistment he dropped his German surname and adopted the name Bonnington.
    His Next of Kin on his military file is his sister Mrs C Winter. Frederick's sister Caroline Poninghaus married Herbert Winter in 1911.
    Papers Past indicate that Fredrick Poninghous was welcomed home from the war at a social in Oct 1918. (Ironically his birth name was added to the list of military defaulters).
  • Service number
    WWI 13865 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1883 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1883 Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - NZ BDM Index. Frederick Poninghous
  • Place of birth
    Papanui Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Family residence
  • Birth notes
    Born Frederick Poninghous, he dropped his German surname and assumed Bonnington when he enlisted Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Police Gazette provides his aliases of Bonnington and Boddington.
    His sister Mrs C Winter is his next of kin, Caroline Winter's maiden name is Poninghous.
    Dropping a German surname at this time was not uncommon due to the anti-German sentiment, even the British Royal family dropped their German surname and adopted Windsor.
  • Address before enlistment
    Papanui Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Electoral Roll
  • Post war occupation
    Significant injuries to the head, face, and left leg left him disabled. Light labouring work. Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Military File available on NZ Archway Archives
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs C. Winter (sister), Swannanoa, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • His next of kin, was his sister Mrs C Winter, Caroline Winter nee Poninghaus. Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Military File lists Mrs C Winter as Next of Kin. NZ BDM Index shows Caroline Poninghaus married Herbert Winter in 1911.
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - No record on NZ Electoral Rolls of Frederick Poninghous, or Frederick Bonnington living with a person of the same surname, other than siblings.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13865 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    5 April 1967 Public Source
  • Date of death
    5/4/1967 Public - Allan - Researcher - 28 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Age at death
    77 Public - Allan - Researcher - 28 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Place of death
    Feilding Public - Briar - Researcher - 28 November 2019 - Feilding Cemetery Database
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Feilding Cemetery Public - Allan - Researcher - 28 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Block 1 Row 142 Plot 18 Public - Allan - Researcher - 28 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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28 November 2019BriarPerth, Western AustraliaResearcher

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