LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Sidney Owen BONUS

Service No: 264815
Born: Leichardt NSW, 23 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 June 1940
Unit: No. 10 Squadron, RAF Station Mount Batten, Devon
Died: Ground Accident, UK, 7 January 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Blanche Jane Bonus, of Banksia, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Ashfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 7 January 1943, Flying Officer Bonus, a Pilot, was killed in a ground accident. He is recorded as dying from head injuries as the result of a fall.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, BONUS S O
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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