Born: 16th May 1898, Cantley, Norfolk.

Died: 26th September 1917; age: 19; KiA.

Residence: Queenscliffe, Ipswich.

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 40 to 41 & 162 to 162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,







1901   Mews House, Cantley, Norfolk.

Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Henry Kendall Bond, 44, a Farmer – employer, born Ipswich.

Evelyn Mary Smith Bond (nee Fielding), 33, born Shalden, Hampshire.

Henry Fielding Bond, 8, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

George Fairlie Bond, 6, born Somerton, Norfolk.

John Vivian Bond, 5, born Martham, Norfolk.

James William Bond, 4, born Martham.

1 Governess.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

1 general servant.

1 nurse.

1911   25, Aubyns Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Charles was 12 years old, a Patient at the Surgical Home. 44 year old, widow, Rosa Hudson was the Hospital Nurse for the 2 patients.

Charles was educated at Ipswich School – entered 1913.

Charles is remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and also on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

2nd Battalion the Suffolk regiment attacked between St. Julien and Tower Hamlets in the Zonnebeke area.

The 2nd Battalion assault began at 05:30 in thick mist adding to the difficulties in communications between each unit coming up against concrete pill boxes. The assault was a success and the honour of capturing the village of Zonnebeke fell to the 2nd Battalion. During the evening a strong counter attack began but was repelled. This continued the next evening with snipers and aircraft attacking during the day. Over 4 days the Battalion received 258 casualties.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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