BOND, Andy

Service Number: 4509
Enlisted: 13 November 1916, Kiama, New South
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Braidwood, New South Wales, 13 November 1883
Home Town: Wallaga Lake, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Berry, New South Wales, 11 October 1943, aged 59 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Berry General Cemetery
Kangaroo Valley Road, Berry, New South Wales.
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World War 1 Service

13 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Kiama, New South
25 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4509, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4509, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
22 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4509, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
12 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Described on enlisting as 33 years old, single, 5' 7 1/2" tall; 150 lbs; black complexion;
brown eyes; black hair; Roman Catholic, scar on abdomen; of Wallaga Lake, Tilba Tilba NSW

Father Alick "Jacky" Bond and Mother Ellen Addie Gaddie (nee Demestre) (both Aboriginal)
of Tilba Tilba, NSW.


Andy Bond was born in Braidwood in 1883, he was an Aboriginal labourer and also went by the name of Andy AhHie.

13/11/1916         Enlisted at Kiama

13/11/1916         Completed medical - needs dental assistance - fit for service

15/11/1916         Commanding Officer appointed Andy to 30th Battalion, Liverpool camp.

25/11/1916         Embarked from Sydney on 'HMAT A72 Beltana'.

The HMAT A72 Beltana weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 September 1917.

29/1/1917          Disembarked into Devonport, England

18/2/1917          Admitted to the military hospital at Fovant for a week, suffering from
                          Bronchitis, in Fovant.

24/2/1917          Marched into 8th Training Battalion at Hurdocott, from camp hospital.

Whilst at Hurcott with the 14th Training Battalion on the 31st March he went Absent without Leave for 2 days and was awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2 and forfeited 13 days pay amounting to £3 5s 0d.

18/9/1917          Admitted to hospital - sick

18/12/1917        Proceeded to France, ex Codord to reinforce 33rd Battalion, via Southampton

19/12/1917        Marched in ex Rouelles, France

22/12/1917        Taken on strength into 33rd Battalion, France

30/12/1917        Admitted to hospital - sick, France

14/1/1918          Rejoined unit in France

18/4/1918          Wounded in field - gassed, by a gas shell, France

20/4/1918          He was treated by 55th Field Ambulance and evacuated to 47th Casualty
                          Clearing Station and taken to the 1st Australian General Hospital at Rouen.

21/4/1918          He was invalided to England aboard the 'Western Australia'

22/4/1918          Admitted to the Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, England.

11/5/1918          He was discharged to No 2 Command Depot at Weymouth and returned
                          to Australia in August aboard the 'Essex'

1/8/1918            Disembarked into Sydney

12/10/1918        Discharged from the AIF at Sydney
                          Medically unfit  - Disability, overage and debility

Star 1914-15; British War medal (65767); Victory medal (63383).


Married 1:          Wife 1: Butter (nee Thomas) Died 1926.
                          daughter of Peter THOMAS and Charlotte BURN

Married 2:          Wife 2: Margaret (nee Penrith) b. 1912 Moyra, NSW.
                          daughter of Alfred PENRITH and Annie PIETY                           
                          m. 1926. Petersham, Sydney, NSW.

1930                  Living at Bega.

11/10/1943        Andy died, leaving a daughter Evelyn Bond.
1953                  Daughter Evelyn Bond living at Inverell.

Honour Rolls:  Tilba Tilba 

Living at Bega in 1930. Daughter Evelyn Bond living at Inverell 1953
Andy also used the name Andy AhHie
Braidwood Goal Records: 3/4 Caste [sic] 1894 – 1897 age 16 years

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   16 September 2014.  Lest we forget.