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Thomas BOND

Regimental number393
Place of birthChorley, Lancashire, England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationDrover
AddressPeninsula Road, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Bond, Peninsula Road, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Place of enlistmentNortham, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date11 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 30 October 1915 (influenza); transferred to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 november 1915 (pyrexia, unknown origin); to HS 'Galeka' bound for Alexandria, 5 november 1915, and admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 November 1915 (pyrexia); transferred to No 2 General hospital, 10 December 1915 (asthma); to Ras el Tin Convalescent Hospital, 10 December 1915 (gastritis); to Mena House Hospital, 10 December 1915; taken on strength, Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 15 December 1915; returned to duty, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 7th Field Company Engineers, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Morbecque, 28 March 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to lines, 31 March 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 27 Match 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 3 April 1917 (influenza).

On leave to England, 29 April 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 15 May 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 March 1918 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 17, 11 March 1918, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 13 March 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 28 April 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days; rejoined unit, in the field, 7 May 1918.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 13 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 16 June 1918.

Detached for duty at Company Kit Stores, Peronne, 28 September 1918; rejoined unit, 6 October 1918.

Marched out to England, 29 January 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Albany, 7 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 11 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 July 1961
Place of burialYork Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOND Thomas

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