Frank Barton BONGERS

Frank Barton Bongers Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Melbourne
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Bank Clerk
Enlisted
09-October-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
48
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, A Company
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
14 February 1917
Place
Armentieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France 
Notes

Name on ROH: R.M. BONGERS

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 21 Private Arthur Clark Bongers.

 

Frank Bongers spent several months training in England before arriving in France in November 1916. Two weeks later he was shot and killed by a sniper while on patrol near Armentieres. He was only 19.  

 

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