Walter Bonnett

Name

Walter Bonnett

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
37

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
235198
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
16th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 22.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Village Memorial, Watton-at-Stone
St Andrew and St Mary Church Roll of Honour, Watton-at-Stone
Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born on 13 Mar 1880 in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire son of William and Helena (Green) Bonnett and baptised on 13 Jun 1880 at Watton. He was living there in 1881 and 1891. In 1901 he was footman to the Countess of Darnley in 21 Hill Street, Mayfair, London. He returned to Sacombe and was working on South End farm with his elder brother in 1911.

Wartime Service

Formerly 3123 Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Enlisted in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry on 3 Dec 1915 at Stapleford. He entered France on 26 Dec 1916 and was transferred to Welsh Fusiliers on 2 Jul 1917 and joined them in the field on 6 Jul 1917. He died on the first day of the main assault of the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox