White cross for William Thomas Bonner (1891-1914)

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White cross for William Thomas Bonner (1891-1914) .


Born in Tauranga, survey chainman William Thomas Bonner signed up to serve during World War I from Australia. He died of bronchial pneumonia in France on 15 November 1918 during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, just six days after his older brother and four days after Armistice Day. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for William Thomas Bonner (1891-1914)

First Names:William Thomas
Last Name:Bonner
Date of Birth:8 March 1891
Place of Birth:Tauranga, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand