image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 25th September 1890, Great Barton, Suffolk.

Died: 16th September 1916; age 26; KiA- in the great advance – during the Battle of Flers- Courcelette.

Residence: Camden Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment in the Royal Navy: Location: Chatham; Date: 9th August 1912; Occupation: Footman. Height: 5ft 6 ins, sallow complexion, grey eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo – Heart on left arm.


Blenheim – 9th August 1912 – 30th September 1913.

Egmont II – 1st October 1913 – 16th February 1914 – 20 days detention – drunk.

Egmont II – 27th October 1914 – 31st March 1914.

Blenheim – 10th April 1914 – 10th May 1914.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich – 1914.

Served at the Battle of Loos.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st August 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 15418.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Bond, of 124, Camden Road, Ipswich & the late Alice Bond; husband of Elizabeth May Robinson (formerly Bond), of Earls Green, Bacton, Suffolk.




1891   by the fen, Roydon, Norfolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents.

Charles David Bond, 30, a Gardener, born Roydon, Norfolk.

Alice Agnes Bond (nee Goose), 31, born Tasburgh, Norfolk.


1901   Fairfield House, North Entrance, Saxmundham, Suffolk.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Charles, 40, a Gardener & Caretaker.

Alice, 41.

James Bertram Bond, 7, born Bramford, Suffolk.


1911   Copenhagen Cottage, Bramford, Suffolk.


Charles was 21 years old, a Footman – Domestic. He was living with his parents.

Charles, 42, a Gardener – Domestic.

Alice, 43.


In 1915, Ipswich, Charles married Elizabeth May Jacobs, born January 1890, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth M. Bond – widow.


Charles is also remembered on the headstone of his parents, brother & sister-in-law, at Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

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