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|name= Charles George Bonner
 
|name= Charles George Bonner
|birth_date=29 December 1884
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|birth_date={{Birth date|1884|December|29}}
|death_date= 7 February 1951
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|death_date={{Death date and age|1951|February|7|1884|December|29}}
|birth_place=[[Shuttington]], [[Warwickshire]]
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|birth_place=[[Shuttington]], Warwickshire
|death_place= [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
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|death_place= Edinburgh, Scotland
 
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|image= Charles George Bonner VC IWM HU 44982.jpg
 
|image= Charles George Bonner VC IWM HU 44982.jpg
 
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|allegiance={{UK}}
 
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|battles=[[World War I]]
 
|battles=[[World War I]]
 
|awards= [[Victoria Cross]]<br>[[Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)|Distinguished Service Cross]]
 
|awards= [[Victoria Cross]]<br>[[Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)|Distinguished Service Cross]]
|laterwork=[[Marine salvage]] expert
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Captain '''Charles George Bonner''' [[Victoria Cross|VC]] [[Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)|DSC]] (29 December 1884 – 7 February 1951) was an [[England|English]] recipient of the [[Victoria Cross]], the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to [[United Kingdom|British]] and [[Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth]] forces.
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Captain '''Charles George Bonner''' [[Victoria Cross|VC]] [[Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)|DSC]] (29 December 1884 – 7 February 1951) was an English recipient of the [[Victoria Cross]], the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to [[United Kingdom|British]] and Commonwealth forces.
   
 
He was 32 years old, and a [[lieutenant]] in the [[Royal Naval Reserve]] during the [[World War I|First World War]] when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
 
He was 32 years old, and a [[lieutenant]] in the [[Royal Naval Reserve]] during the [[World War I|First World War]] when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
   
On 8 August 1917 in the [[Bay of Biscay]], [[Atlantic]], Lieutenant Bonner was with [[HMS Dunraven|HMS ''Dunraven'']] (one of the 'Q' or 'mystery' ships playing the part of an unobservant merchantman) when she was shelled by an enemy submarine. The lieutenant was in the thick of the fighting and throughout the whole of the action his pluck and determination had a considerable influence on the crew. (See also [[Ernest Herbert Pitcher]])
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On 8 August 1917 in the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic, Lieutenant Bonner was with [[HMS Dunraven|HMS ''Dunraven'']] (one of the 'Q' or 'mystery' ships playing the part of an unobservant merchantman) when she was shelled by an enemy submarine. The lieutenant was in the thick of the fighting and throughout the whole of the action his pluck and determination had a considerable influence on the crew. (See also [[Ernest Herbert Pitcher]])
   
 
He later achieved the rank of [[Captain (Royal Navy)|captain]].
 
He later achieved the rank of [[Captain (Royal Navy)|captain]].
   
 
==Memorials==
 
==Memorials==
Bonner, who died at home in [[Edinburgh]] in 1951 aged 66, was cremated at [[Warriston Cemetery]]. His ashes were buried in St Mary's Churchyard, [[Aldridge]], West Midlands.
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Bonner, who died at home in Edinburgh in 1951 aged 66, was cremated at [[Warriston Cemetery]]. His ashes were buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Aldridge, West Midlands.
In November 2007, a commemorative plaque to Captain Bonner was unveiled in Aldridge, and an annual parade is held every year to honour his life and achievement. In December 2009, a memorial plaque to Bonner and two other recipients of the Victoria Cross, [[William James Thompson|James Thompson]] and [[John Henry Carless]], was unveiled at the Town Hall in [[Walsall]], England.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.birminghammail.net/news/black-country/black-country-news/2009/12/30/black-country-victoria-cross-winners-are-honoured-97319-25489033/|title=Black Country Victoria Cross winners are honoured|first=Matt|last=Lloyd|work=[[Birmingham Mail]]|date=30 December 2009|accessdate=31 December 2009}}</ref>
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In November 2007, a commemorative plaque to Captain Bonner was unveiled in Aldridge, and an annual parade is held every year to honour his life and achievement. In December 2009, a memorial plaque to Bonner and two other recipients of the Victoria Cross, [[William James Thompson|James Thompson]] and [[John Henry Carless]], was unveiled at the Town Hall in Walsall, England.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.birminghammail.net/news/black-country/black-country-news/2009/12/30/black-country-victoria-cross-winners-are-honoured-97319-25489033/|title=Black Country Victoria Cross winners are honoured|first=Matt|last=Lloyd|work=[[Birmingham Mail]]|date=30 December 2009|accessdate=31 December 2009}}</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/stewart/stafford.htm Location of grave and VC medal] ''(Staffordshire)''
 
*[http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/stewart/stafford.htm Location of grave and VC medal] ''(Staffordshire)''
 
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Latest revision as of 06:37, 21 January 2021

Charles George Bonner
Born (1884-12-29)December 29, 1884
Died February 7, 1951(1951-02-07) (aged 66)
Place of birth Shuttington, Warwickshire
Place of death Edinburgh, Scotland
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Captain
Unit HMS Dunraven
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross
Distinguished Service Cross
Other work Marine salvage expert

Captain Charles George Bonner VC DSC (29 December 1884 – 7 February 1951) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 32 years old, and a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 8 August 1917 in the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic, Lieutenant Bonner was with HMS Dunraven (one of the 'Q' or 'mystery' ships playing the part of an unobservant merchantman) when she was shelled by an enemy submarine. The lieutenant was in the thick of the fighting and throughout the whole of the action his pluck and determination had a considerable influence on the crew. (See also Ernest Herbert Pitcher)

He later achieved the rank of captain.

Memorials[]

Bonner, who died at home in Edinburgh in 1951 aged 66, was cremated at Warriston Cemetery. His ashes were buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Aldridge, West Midlands. In November 2007, a commemorative plaque to Captain Bonner was unveiled in Aldridge, and an annual parade is held every year to honour his life and achievement. In December 2009, a memorial plaque to Bonner and two other recipients of the Victoria Cross, James Thompson and John Henry Carless, was unveiled at the Town Hall in Walsall, England.[1]

References[]

External links[]

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