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William Arthur BOND

Regimental number2575
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPearcedale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Bond, Pearcedale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Victorian Rangers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 20), Aubres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emily BOND, Pearcedale, Victoria. Native of Pimpinio, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 58th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOND William Arthur

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