|Place of birth||Leeds, Yorkshire, England|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
|School||Board School, Leeds, Yorkshire, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||17|
|Address||Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Lucy Jane Bontoft, Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||19|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Bedford House Cemetery, Enclosure No. 4 (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 17), Zillebeke, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Private Bontoft's remains were located and exhumed in 1925 in the vicinity of Mouquet Farm, and reburied at Bedford House Cemetery Extension No 4. Identity was established by identity disc. Parents; George and Luch Jane BONTOFT, 326 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SOuth Australia. Born at Leeds, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Found guilty, Road Head, 1 April 1916, of neglecting to comply with an order: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.
Previous report of wounded, now, 13 September 1916, to be reported as 'Missing, not Wounded, 20 July 1916'.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 450901, 76 Pte W.H. COLLINS, 32nd Bn, 30 November 1916: 'I knew him well, and last saw him on July 19th. at night in Nomansland (sic) at Fleurbaix. He was wounded in body and legs. I spoke to him. He said a m.g. had got him. He was very badly wounded and lying down.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BONTOFT Percy George
Red Cross file 450901