King's College London
War Memorials

Bonnell, Hugh Emrys

Temporary Major Hugh Emrys Bonnell lost his life by enemy action in May at the age of 35. He was educated at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and at King's College Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1931. He was chiefly interested in pathology and held appointments in this specialty at King's College Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, and the Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings, before becoming pathologist to the East Ham Memorial Hospital and consulting pathologist to the Runwell Hospital, Wickford. Prisoner of War. British Medical Journal July 12th, 1941


First name(s)Hugh Emrys
Date of birth04 November 1905
Place of birthLlanelly Registration District
Family detailsSon of John and Mary Bonnell, of Pwll. Husband of Catherine Bonnell (nee Swanston)
Previous educationUniversity College, Cardiff
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1926-1931
Dept / courseFaculty of Medicine
QualificationsB.Sc. with first class honours in physics at University Coll, Cardiff. M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. at King’ s 1931.
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps
Service number91409
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
CampaignsUnited Kingdom Theatre of War
Date of death05/05/1941
Age at death35
Rank at deathMajor
Cause of deathKilled by enemy action
Burial placePwll (Bethlehem) Baptist Chapelyard, Carmarthenshire
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel, King’ s College Hospital; Pwll (Bethlehem) Baptist Chapel Yard .Wickford and Runwell War Memorial and in the book ‘ Wickford’ s Heroes’
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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