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BONETTE Leonard David

Service number V117120 Australian Army

After serving in World War One, David lived at Holm Park with Ada Armytage. David assisted Ada with her functions which included charity balls, debutante balls, fundraisers and the boy scouts.

David Bonette owned the land where the Beaconsfield War Memorial now stands. He sold the land for a “token” amount to the Council to enable the memorial to be in a central position in Beaconsfield.

Wednesday 24 March 1954.

David Bonette died on 5 April 1954 at Parkville Victoria. On the 5 April he was cremated at Fawkner Cemetery.

Name BONETTE Leonard David
Service Number V117120 Australian Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 70 Dental Units
Conflict Second World War 1939-1945
Date of enlistment
4 July 1941 at Royal Park Melbourne
Locality on Enlistment Gardenvale Victoria
Served Papua New Guinea
Date of discharge 7 January 1944
Medals awarded War Medal 1939-1945 and Australian Service Medal 1939-1945
Born 16 November 1895 at Geelong Victoria
Parents James Herbert Bonette and Molly Anastacis O’Loughlan
Married Elsie Maisie Fairthorne on 7 July 1915 and divorced in 1923
Occupation Unknown