Air Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham Carter, CB OBE RAF

Air Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham Carter, CB OBE RAF

Male 1882 - 1953  (71 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Air Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham Carter, CB OBE RAFAir Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham Carter, CB OBE RAF was born 31 Jul 1882, London (son of Hugh Bonham Carter and Jane Margaret Macdonald); died 31 Dec 1953, Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire .

    Other Events:

    • Career: The son of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, he was educated at Haileybury and commissioned into the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1900. He served in the 5th Battalion and then the 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers in the South African War during 1899 to 1900 in Cape Colony and the Orange River Colony before being appointed adjutant in 1909. In May 1914 he attended No 6 Course at the Central Flying School, receiving his Aviator's Certificate no. 794 on 25 May 1914. After completing his flying training, he served in the Royal Flying Corps until he transferred to the RAF on its creation in 1918. Whilst serving with No 4 Squadron in France, he visited his old regiment in the front line and was severely wounded, losing his leg. This gave him considerable pain throughout his career and eventually led to him being placed on the retired list on account of ill-health. However, whilst AOC, No 23 Group, he had an Avro 504 specially fitted to allow him to continue flying. In 1925, Bonham-Carter was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 3 Group and in 1926 he took up command of No. 23 Group. He was then posted in 1928 as Commandant of No. 1 School of Technical Training. During World War II, Bonham-Carter served as Duty Air Commodore in the Operations Room of Headquarters RAF Fighter Command. (Army): - 2 Lt: 22 Oct 1900, Lt: 5 Jun 1901, Capt: 16 Sep 1914, (T) Lt Col: 28 Sep 1916, Maj: 10 Sep 1917, (T) Col: 10 Sep 1917. (RAF): - (T) Col [Lt Col]?: 1 Apr 1918, Act Col: xx Oct 1918?, Wg Cdr: 1 Aug 1919, Act Gp Capt: 1Aug 1919?, Gp Capt: 5 Aug 1919, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1925. 22 Oct 1900: Officer, 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 1901: Officer, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers 1 Oct 1909: , Northumberland Fusiliers 3 May 1914: Pilot, No 4 Sqn RFC. (Various types ? Netheravon/Western Front) May 1914: Attended No 6 Course, Central Flying School. 30 Jun 1914: Appointed Flying Officer, RFC. 2 Nov 1914: Flight Commander, No ? Sqn RFC. 22 Apr 1916: Staff Captain, RFC. 28 Sep 1916: Commandant, No 1 School of Military Aeronautics (graded as Staff Officer Class 1) 6 Jul 1917: Commandant, No 1 School of Military Aeronautics (graded as Wing Commander) 10 Sep 1917: Commandant, School of Technical Training (Men) (graded as a Depot Commander) 1 Apr 1918: Staff Officer 1st Class, HQ No 1 Area. 8 May 1918: Staff Officer 1st Class, HQ South-Eastern Area. 8 Jun 1919: Deputy Director of Organisation. 1 Aug 1919: Awarded Permanent Commission as a Lieutenant Colonel. 1 Aug 1919: Appointed Deputy Director, 2nd Class 5 Aug 1919: Appointed Deputy Director, 1st Class 1 Nov 1919: Reverted to Deputy Director , 2nd Class 9 Feb 1920: Officer Commanding, No 11 (Irish) Group. 26 Apr 1920: Officer Commanding, No 11 (Irish) Wing. 17 Feb 1922: Officer Commanding, RAF Ireland. 1 Aug 1922: Commandant, RAF Depot. 1 Oct 1925: AOC, No 3 Group. 12 Apr 1926: AOC, No 23 Group 1 Apr 1928: AOC, RAF Halton/Commandant, No 1 SoTT (Apprentices). 7 Mar 1939: Duty Air Commodore, Operations Room, HQ Fighter Command
    • Probate: 16 Feb 1954, London; BONHAM-CARTER Ian Malcolm C.B. O.B.E. of Winton House Priory-road Sunningdale Berkshire died 31 December 1953 at Princess Marys R.A.F. Hospital Halton Wendover Buckinghamshire Probate London 16 February to Griffith Rigby Kewley retired major H.M. army. Effects 10750 15s.8d.

    Ian — Ward. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Major Andrew Malcolm Bonham Carter died 11 or 23 Sep 1944; was buried Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Hugh Bonham Carter was born 1832 (son of John Bonham Carter, MP DP JP and Joanna Maria Smith); died 14 Dec 1896.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 21 Jan 1897, London; CARTER Hugh Bonham of 53 Rutland-gate Middlesex lieutenant-colonel retired late coldstream-guards died 14 December 1896 Probate London 21 January to Jane Margaret Bonham Carter widow Effects 368 7s.5d.

    Hugh married Jane Margaret Macdonald 25 Jun 1878, St Peter, Notting Hill. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Jane Margaret Macdonald
    Children:
    1. 1. Air Commodore Ian Malcolm Bonham Carter, CB OBE RAF was born 31 Jul 1882, London; died 31 Dec 1953, Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire .


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Bonham Carter, MP DP JP was born 1788; died 1838.

    John married Joanna Maria Smith 25 Dec 1816. Joanna (daughter of William Smith and Frances Coape) was born 1791; died 1884. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Joanna Maria Smith was born 1791 (daughter of William Smith and Frances Coape); died 1884.
    Children:
    1. John Bonham Carter was born 13 Oct 1817; died 26 Nov 1884.
    2. Joanna Hilary Bonham Carter was born 1821; died 1865.
    3. Frances Bonham Carter was born 1823; died 1870.
    4. Alfred Bonham Carter was born 1825; died 1910.
    5. Henry Bonham Carter was born 15 Feb 1827, London; died 22 Mar 1921, 5 Hyde Park Square, London.
    6. Alice Bonham Carter was born 1829; died 1912.
    7. 2. Hugh Bonham Carter was born 1832; died 14 Dec 1896.
    8. Eleanor Bonham Carter was born 1837; died 1923.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  William Smith was born 22 Sep 1756, Clapham, Surrey; died 31 May 1835, 5 Blandford Square, London.

    William married Frances Coape 12 Jan 1781, Clapham. Frances was born 1758; died 1840. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Frances Coape was born 1758; died 1840.
    Children:
    1. Anne Smith was born 1785; died 1854.
    2. Frances Smith was born 1789; died 1880, London.
    3. 5. Joanna Maria Smith was born 1791; died 1884.


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