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Warrant officer (Later Major) John Bond

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Bond

Ancestor's date of birth: 1855

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: Warrant officer - no number

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: NSW Army Medical Corps

Rank attained in Boer War: WO, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): :MAJ, Date Effective: 01/11/1919

Murray Page: 22

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: :Kent, Date of Sailing:: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Waverley Cemetery, Sydney

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: One of the designers of the original surf reel. A pioneering member of both Bronte SLSC and Bondi SBLSC. Was an influential instructor, instructing one of the associations first bronze medallion squads.  CLICK HERE for more detail on the life of John Bond and his association with Surf Life Saving.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Gina Turner, WATSONS BAY NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Stan Vesper, Bronte NSW -
Relationship to Ancestor: Great nephew

Name of Descendant: Lawrence Yeomans, Oatley NSW -
Relationship to Ancestor: Great nephew

Name of Descendant: Vickie Scott, Downer NSW -
Relationship to Ancestor: Great niece


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