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Ralph Richard BOND

Regimental number2559
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address13 Seacombe Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, J T Bond, 13 Seacombe Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 25 March 1915 and psted to 7th Bn, 8th Reinforcements.Taken on strength, 7th Bn, 7 December 1915; 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death25
Place of burialCabaret Rough British Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row B, Grave No. 16), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros, ex-Alexandria, 18 November 1915.

Admitted to ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros, ex-Alexandria, 4 December 1915; discharged to unit, 6 December 1915.

Joined 7th Bn, Anzac, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOND Ralph Richard

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