Richard Winsley BOND

BOND, Richard Winsley

Service Number: 1872
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Terrors Creek, Qld., 17 July 1880
Home Town: Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Toombul, Qld., 2 December 1940, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery, Queensland
Memorials: Dayboro Showgrounds War Memorial, Dayboro War Memorial, Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1872, 47th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 1872, 47th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 1872, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Richard's parents were William Henry Bond and Annie Hamilton, both well-known pioneering families of Terrors Creek. He was educated at Upper North Pine State School and was the oldest of eight children. He enlisted 3 January 1916 in Brisbane. He embarked for overseas service on 1 May 1916, was wounded in action on 14 November 1916 and returned to Australia 4 May 1917. He married Sarah Ellen Allison July 1934 at Coorparoo, Queensland. He died aged 60. Three of Richard's brothers enlisted Donald Archibald [4763] who was killed, Frederick Arthur [466] and Thomas James [3473].