|Place of birth||Deniliquin, New South Wales|
|School||Geelong State School, Victoria|
|Address||66 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Bond, 66 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (failed to register under Compulsory Military Training scheme)|
|Place of enlistment||Geelong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||18|
|Age at death from cemetery records||18|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Henry and Mary BOND, Lara, Victoria. Native of Deniliquin, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Red Cross File No 530705 has statement from 3561 R. LOWERSON, A Company, 58th Bn (patient, Ward 34, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 8 November 1916: 'At Fleurs he was in the same part of the trench as I was and was blown to pieces by a shell on the 11th. of July at night. He was in the same Company (A) as I was and I think he came from Ascot in Victoria.'
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'KILLED IN ACTION, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten notation on file (p. 4): 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOND William Edward Ernest
Red Cross file 530705