Kildare Observer 26 May 1928
Death of Col. John Bonham, C.B.
The death took place on May 1, at Ballintaggart, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare, of Colonel John Bonham, C.B. Born in 1834, Colonel Bonham was second son of the late Rev. John Bonham, J.P., of Ballintaggart, and of Barbarina, third daughter of the late John Norris, of Hughenden House, Bucks. In 1870 he married Mary, second daughter of Philip Wroughton, of Woolley Park, Berks, and there were two sons and one daughter of the marriage. Colonel Bonham’s wife died in 1891. Educated at Addiscombe, Colonel Bonham joined the Royal Artillery. He served in the Indian Mutiny in 1857, including the defence of Lucknow, and was three times wounded. He was mentioned in despatches, was awarded a medal and clasp, and given the rank of Brevet-Major.