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Title: Oswald Noel Bonner of Leicestershire who went to Western Australia son of John H
Post by: down-under on Sunday 02 March 08 11:20 GMT (UK)

While I was looking up a grave at Wooroloo Western Australia for a member

I came across this graveOswald Noel Bonner dearly beloved youngest son of Mr and Mrs John  H Bonner of Leicestershire. died  20th dec 1929 age 26.

Maybe of interest to someone!

Wooroloo Cemetary was Gazetted 13 July 1906.
The earliest Burials date from 1915. When it was under the control of Wooroloo Sanatorium. The names found in the cemetary are of Yugoslavians, Irish, English,Scottish, german, Chinese, Japanese, Aboriginals.

The Sanatorium treated patients with a range of Pumonary deseases also a few leprosy patients, woman and younger persons were among the patients. Also many of the patients were miners whose lungs became infected while working on various goldfields also Returned soldiers WW1.

Quite a few Anzac graves ( Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) dated around 1915.

The majority of the graves associated with the Sanatorium are mounds identified simply by a cast iron marker bearing the plot number.
Wooroloo cemetary also has a strong association with past members of the local community.

Could be the family
1901 Rg13/2999 folio 34 page 12  Leicesters formally North Evington Leicestershire

7 Halstead Street

John H Bonner age 33 Newspaper Proprietor own account Leicester Leicestershire
Annie M wife age 32  Seagrave Leicestershire
Jack R son age 8 rest born Leicester
Doris M dau age 7
Harold son age 5
Gerald son age 3