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Bonnett, Dorian Dick

In Oct. 1942 on active service Dick Bonnett D.F.C. (Lieut. Royal Fusiliers and Flight Lieut. R.A.F. adored husband of Rosemary and dearly beloved elder son of Col. And Mrs C. H. D. Bonnett of Hounslow and Hampton, Middx., age 23. The Times 28/10/1942

Biographical

Surname(s)Bonnett
First name(s)Dorian Dick
Date of birth12 August 1919
Place of birthEpsom
Family detailsSon of Col. Claude Herbert Dick and Winifred Dorothy Bonnett; husband of Rosemary L. Bonnet (née Bell) of Hampton, Middlesex
Previous educationImperial Service College, Windsor
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1936-1940
Dept / courseMedical
Military unitRAFO, 49 Squadron
Service number45416
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsD.F.C.
Citation(s)Flying Officer Bonnett and Sergeants Dangerfield and Myers as captain, navigator and wireless operator respectively have flown together on many sorties. Each in his particular role, has displayed exceptional ability. Flying Officer Bonnett, who has spared no efforts in training his crew to the highest standard of efficiency, has always displayed the greatest determination to make every sortie a success and resolutely and ably supported by Sergeants Dangerfield and Myers , has invariably succeeded in so doing. Throughout these members of air crew have set an admirable example. London Gazette 16/10/1942
Date of death24/10/1942
Age at death23
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Cause of deathKilled on active service
Burial placeLittlehampton Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College, St. Mary’ s Church, Hampton
NotesNote on student record: Fl Lt DFC killed October 1942
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times, London Gazette

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