BONELLA, Frederick
(Service number 6/3994)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 10 March 1877 Place of Birth Auckland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. BONELLA (father), 10 hayden Street, Aucjkland
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 June 1919 Age 42 years
Place of Death Auckland Hospital
Cause Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis consequent on war service
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Section 2, Block A, lot 60
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Bonella was the youngest son of John and Martha Ann (née Greenwood) Bonella. Private J. Bonella, Waihao Downs, was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records & CWGC) [15 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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