BONVIN, John Alexander

Birthname: 
BONVIN, Jean Alexandre
Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
109543
Died : 
Friday, February 26, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Bonvin was killed in action 26 February 1943 in the opening hours of the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia. 
  • On 28 March 1942 he was a section officer of a demolitions team on board motor launch ML 443 during Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. Evacuated back to the UK as his ML was unable to land the Commandos on board.
  • John Bonvin was a Swiss national entitled to British citizenship having been born in London to Swiss parents. At the outbreak of war he renounced his Swiss citizenship and travelled to Britain to enlist.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/4.
Linked Content below.
His nephew, Philippe Bonvin, via Forum message.
St Nazaire Society website.
 
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