honor role

Bonavia, Charles Emanuel

* 157 Pte 11th Bn.

Born at Sliema, Valletta, Malta, R.C.  Enlisted 24 August 1914 age 26, draughtsman.  Nok father, Emanuel T Bonavia, 331 Strada San Paolo, Valletta, Malta.  Embarked at Fremantle 2 November 1914 per A11 Ascanius.  Served in Gallipoli. Declared killed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 by Court of Enquiry. Memorialized at Lone Pine Memorial, Panel 33.  Amongst his belongings forwarded to his father was  a Life Saving Medal engraved with his name.  Australian Roll of Honour shows he was a land surveyor with architecture training.  Service medals and award(s): 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.