Charles Ernest Bonnell (1909 - 1943)

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Born August 4, 1909 in Toronto, Toronto Division County, Ontario , Canada
Died January 1, 1943 at Straits of Bonifacio at 33 years old. The cause of death is listed as: MIA
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Family

Parent: William Herbert Muirhead Bonnell
Parent: Ola Barrett White
Siblings: Marion Bonnell (Stewart), William A. Bonnell, and Minnie White Bonnell (Bixel)

Wife: Eleanor (Happy) E. Bonnell
Children with Eleanor: Barbara Bonnell

Birth


Toronto, Toronto Division County, Ontario Canada

Education

Lakefield Prepatory College, '25

Professions

Sales and Maintenance,

Military Service

Engaged RCNVR, 6th of October 1937, to report upon receipt of "calling up notice" for mobilization. :(

Recommended by Chief of Naval Staff to be enrolled in RCVRN As Acting Lieutenant for service with the Toronto Division, Ottawa, 25th September, 1939.

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, October 2, 1939 - January 8, 1943.
AWARDS
Distinguished service Cross: 6-1-42
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Div. Str. Tononto, A/Lieutenant 27 th of September, 1939
HMCS Stone Frigate: 8-1-40
HMCS Stradacona
Acadia: 24-3-40. - 27-4-40
HMCS Ambler: Lieutenant T, 6-5-40 - 11-6-40
HMS King Alfred: 13-6-40 -30-8-40
Patroclus: 31-8-40 - 2-11-40
Osprey: 3-11-40 - ?
Nominated for service in MTB's (CAFO 50/1/40 for MTB training
For MTB training for duties with O.O. 4th MTB Flotilla
Hornet: ? - 19-1-41
Beehive: 20-1-41 -?
Hornet: ? - 1-6-41
(MTB 46): 2-6-41 Commanding Officer
St. Christopher:
Hornet
(MTB 218): ? - 6-2-42 Commanding Officer
Hornet: 7-2-42 - 2-3-42
Dolphin: 3-3-42 - 11-6-42
Titanic: 12-6-42
HM Submarine P311:

Death

at Straits of Bonifacio,

Cause of death

MIA

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Last Known Residence

Newtonbrooke,
Canada County, Texas

Given name

Charles

Surnames

Bonnell family history

Ethnicity

French

Religion

Church of England

Gender

Male

Summary

Chuck was reported missing, before I was born but I remember that my grandfater was VERY PROUD of him and saddened by his untimely demise.

FAMILY:
Wife: Eleanor E. Bonnell, Daughter: Barbara Bonnell
Father: Walter Herbert Muirhead Bonnell, Mother: Ola Barrett White, Sisters: Minnie Bixel, Marion Stewart, Brother William A. Bonnell.

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June 20, 2015 10:32 am

Family History

Charles Ernest Bonnell (1909 - 1943) was born on August 4, 1909 in Toronto, Toronto Division County, Ontario Canada. He was born into the Bonnell family.

He was born to William Herbert Muirhead Bonnell and Ola Barrett White, and had 3 siblings: Marion Bonnell (Stewart), William A. Bonnell, Minnie White Bonnell (Bixel). Charles married Eleanor (Happy) E. Bonnell and had 1 child together: Barbara Bonnell. He died on January 1, 1943 at Straits of Bonifacio, at age 33. His cause of death is listed as: mIA.

Charles Ernest Bonnell's last known residence is at Newtonbrooke, Canada County, Texas.

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