Charles Bonington
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Charles Bonington

Charles John Lawrence Bonington
born 19.2.1910 Ross Island,Port Blair,Andaman Islands,India
son of Max Montague Charles and Alice (nee Parkinson) Bonington
his father was born Maxilmilan Christian Bonig
to England at age of 10
educated at a Catholic preparatory school
educated Ampleforth College and Oxford University
journalist for a newspaper in Sydney,Australia
enlisted 3.11.1939 Paddington,New South Wales
2/1 Infantry Bn,AIF
discharged 19.7.1940 as Sergeant NX7608
commissioned 2Lt General List (British) 20.7.1940
possibly served in 50 or 52 Middle East Commando
L Detachment SAS (Lieutenant 223650)
Op.Squatter - injured and POW 18.11.1941 Libya
British Military Administration,Greece (Major) 1947
married Helen Ann Storey December 1933 London (1910-99)
1 son Christian b.1934 - later Sir Chris Bonington,mountaineer
married Mary Louisa Bagshawe 19.3.1947 Greece (1915-88)
married Enid Mary Lanspeary September 1980 Worthing (1918-99)
died December 1982 Worthing,Sussex
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