Frederick Arthur BOND

BOND, Frederick Arthur

Service Number: 466
Enlisted: 25 August 1914, Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: King Scrub, Qld., 7 January 1891
Home Town: Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Upper North Pine State School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Level Crossing Accident, Brisbane, Qld., 24 May 1956, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Memorials: Dayboro Showgrounds War Memorial, Dayboro War Memorial, Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 466, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Lismore, NSW
24 Sep 1914: Involvement 466, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
24 Sep 1914: Embarked 466, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Frederick's parents were William Henry Bond and Annie Hamilton, both well-known pioneering families of Terrors Creek. Frederick was born on the family farm at King Scrub near Terrors Creek. He was educated at Upper North Pine State School. He was the fifth child of eight children. He enlisted 25 August 1914 at Lismore New South Wales and was a blacksmith. He joined the 2nd Light Horse Regiment as a shoeing smith. He also served at Gallipoli. By the end of the war he had obtained the rank as Sergeant. When he returned home he married Violet Susan Maude Mann in Melbourne on December 1920, they had three children. On 24 May 1956 he was killed in a level crossing accident at Yeerongpilly, he was 65. Three of Frederick's brothers enlisted, Donald Archibald [4763] who was killed, Richard Winsley [1872] and Thomas James [3473].