CHARLES ERIC BOND

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

Died: 16th September 1916; age 26; KiA- at the Battle of Flers- Courcelette.

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.

Service:

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.

 

Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

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.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

 

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

 

Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-regiment/

http://www.suffolkregiment.org/Menu.html

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