Private Frederick William Bond

Service Army Service No. 1275
Rank Private
Regiment:Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st/24th Wessex Field Ambulance
Date of Birth: 1894
Born Devonport July/Sept
Date of Death: 23/05/1915
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription BOND F.W. PTE. R.A.M.C.

Service History

Frederick enlisted at Teignmouth in the Royal Army Medical Corps, service number 1275, on 5th November 1914.

It is recorded that he died of wounds received in action on 27 March 1915 in which he was wounded by shrapnel, Death was recorded in an obituary in a local paper 26/5/15 and reported in the Western Times 27/5/15.
The following extract is taken from the Dawlish Gazette of Saturday 29 May, 1915:

He was badly wounded in the left arm by shrapnel ten weeks ago. There was every hope at first of his making a good recovery, although he might never had the full use of his arm again, but a little over a week ago tetanus set in. He was removed by motor from a hospital at Birmingham to one at Coventry where he died.

Association with Dawlish

Frederick William Bond was born in Devonport in the 4th Quarter of 1894 (BMD) to William Bond (1857-1939), a naval pensioner, and Bessie Bond (nee Brooks)(1858-1939).

William and Bessie Bond had three children, Edith Mary Bond (1891-1987), Frederick William and Ellen Elizabeth Bond (1902-).

The family moved to Dawlish by the time of the 1901 census and were living at 23 Manor Row when Frederick was six years old and at school. They moved to 7 Old Town Street by 1911 when Frederick is shown as an Apprentice Plumber.

Devon Roll of Honour Bond, Frederick William, Pte, R.A.M.C. 23rd May 1915, Coventry
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site

Next of Kin: William Bond, father
Last Known Address: 7 Old Town Street, Dawlish

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The Wessex Field Ambulance 1914 War Memorial (Exeter Cathedral)(reproduced above)

Dawlish Gazette copy held by Dawlish Museum.
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