Bonham-Carter, Guy

He was the third son of Alfred Bonham-Carter C.B., of 3 Courtfield Road, S.W., late Referee of Private Bills in the House of Commons, and came to Winchester from Horris Hill. He went up to Magdalen College, Oxford in 1902 and entered the Army from the University, being gazetted in 1905 to the 19th Hussars.

From 1910 to 1911 he served with the Mounted Infantry in West Africa and in 1913 was appointed Adjutant to the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars. He went to France with them in September 1914 and served through the earlier battles of the war, being mentioned in Lord French’s Despatch of May 31st, 1915. He was wounded by a sniper in a support trench near Ypres during the night of 14/15th May and died shortly afterwards.

He is commemorated by a plaque in St Mary’s Church, Buriton, and another plaque also commemorates his cousin, Captain Arthur Thomas Bonham-Carter (H 1883-1887), killed in action on the Somme in 1916 (see individual entry).

Captain Bonham-Carter married in 1911 Miss Kathleen Arkwright and left two children.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Bonham-Carter
  • Forenames or initials: Guy
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1897-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: 19th Hussars
  • Date of Birth: 25th May 1884
  • Date of Death: 14th May 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A6
  • Decoration: NA