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Lieutenant Colonel Singleton Bonner


Harrogate Herald - 9th May 1917

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Lieutenant Colonel Singleton Bonner, DSO, South Staffordshire Regiment, attached Royal Fusiliers, who died on May 1st of wounds received on April 23rd, aged 37, was the youngest son of the late John Bonner, of the Falkland Islands. He was educated at Harrow, and served in the South African War, receiving both medals with five clasps. He was three times mentioned in despatches during the present war, and was awarded the DSO after the battle of Festubert, 1915. During March and April of that year he commanded the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, and returned to England after being gassed at Loos. Shortly after his return to the Front last month he assumed command of a battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, which he was commanding when he was mortally wounded. He married, in November, 1904, Sissy, only daughter of the late Mr E Park, of Edinburgh.