b. 23/11/1882 Tennessee. d. 22/11/1967 Seattle, Washington.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/02/1910 USS Hopkins.
A native of Tennessee, Bonney joined the Navy from Nashville. By February 14, 1910, he was serving as a chief watertender on the USS Hopkins (DD-6). On that day, the Hopkins experienced a boiler accident. For their actions during the incident, Bonney and another sailor, Watertender Edward Alvin Clary, were awarded the Medal of Honor.
While serving on board the U.S.S. Hopkins, Bonney displayed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 14 February 1910.
BURIAL LOCATION: ACACIA MEMORIAL PARK, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
Laurel 6, Lot 58C, Grave 4