I won't deny it - one of the reasons I publish my research into the recipients whose medals I hold is the hope that someone, somewhere and somehow related to the recipient will come to light and I have been amply rewarded by your appearance!
I am very gratified that I have at least been able, with my poor attempt, to construct a story around William Bonnett and his movements during the war - you would know much more about him.
I am sending you a PM (Private Message) - I do hope that you see it and respond.
Thanks to the kind generosity and permission of John Bonnett, (his grandson) I have been able to add a photo presumed to be of WillIam Ernest Bonnett as well as a few details of the family hitherto unknown to me.
My account of his (military) life has been edited accordingly.
Really enjoyed reading all about Bonnett. As a young lad I walked around St Margarets most Saturday mornings with my Grand Parents whilst shopping etc. I grew up in the small village of Hoton which is (if memory serves) a 25 minute drive from Leicester center.
Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.