Frederick Noel Bond

A Private (SP/3311) in the 24th (Service) Battalion of The Royal Fusiliers (2nd Sportsman’s City of London) who died on Friday 28th July 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A). The 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers formed part of the 5th Brigade in the 2nd Division. On the 28th July the Battalion was holding front line trenches near Trones Wood just to the west of Guillemont. A shell explosion killed Frederick whilst he was carrying ammunition to his comrades in the firing line. Born in Swadlincote in March 1897 he was the Son of Reverend Kenneth Herbert and Mrs Emma Louise Bond of 7 Shaftesbury Avenue and he enlisted in Chesterfield in March 1915 aged 18. His older brother Kenneth Hills Bond served in the 1/6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters and was awarded the Military Cross.

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