Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Bonner, Douglas Gordon

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Alexander C. Bonner, wholesale druggist ; born Aberdeen, 9 August 1899 ; educated at Aberdeen Grammar School; matriculated in Medicine in 1916 and served with the University O.T.C. On 13 August 1917 he became a Cadet in the Royal Flying Corps ; was transferred later in that year to the 14th Battalion London Scottish, with which Battalion he served in England until May when he was sent to France, and there served with the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Bonner was in hospital for a time with trench fever, but rejoined his Battalion on 24 September and was killed in action at Havrincourt on 27 September 1918. The Chaplain of the Battalion wrote of him : "He put his duty first ; he was eager to do it, active in the discharge of it, and to be relied on to do it satisfactorily and well. He had the faculty of making and keeping friends, and we found him a true, loyal and helpful comrade."

Date of Death: 27 September 1918

Burial Details: Buried at Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, Row C, Grave 10.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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