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Alexander Beckett BOND

Regimental number6456
Place of birthNew Cross, London SE 14, England
SchoolBradfield College, Berkshire, England
Other training3 years at Guy's Hospital, London
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressThe Park, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Adela Julia Bond, The Park, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadet Corps, Bradfield College, and in the Officer Training Corps, University of London, England
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe obtained the Entrance Classical Scholarship at Guy's Hospital; passed the first medical exam, University of London. Had concussion of the brain from a kick to the head in football, and went to Australia to recuperate. Wounded at Bullecourt; died in POW camp, M?nster, Westphalia, germany.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 14 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death5 November 1917
Age at death26.10
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row B, Grave No. 22), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James William and Ella BOND; husband of Mrs E.J.A. BOND, Pinjarra Park, Western Australia. Native of New Cross, London, England

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