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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
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Nottingham
Samuel Bonser was the son of Herbert Bonser and Emma Truswell who married in Nottingham in 1895. They had three children: Ada (b.1896), Samuel (b.1898), Herbert Leslie (b.1901). All were born in Radford. The family homes identified were also all in Radford: 2 Pine Terrace, Old Radford [C.1901], 51 Boden Street, Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. Herbert Bonser was employed as a lace maker and died in Nottingham aged 74 in 1948. His wife. Emma, outlived him dying in Nottingham aged 89 in 1966.
13 Dec 1917
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Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Bonser was a professional soldier and he arrived in France 11/11/1914. His battalion took part in the fighting during the Third Battle of Ypres and he was killed in action on 13/12/1917 as the front became quiet after the main battle. He was buried at Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery near Ypres.
In memoriam published 13th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BONSER. – In ever-loving memory of our dear Sonnie, Lance-Corpl. Sam Bonser, who was killed December 13th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – Fondly remembered by his loving mum, dad, sisters, and brothers.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
    Samuel Bonser - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,