Born at High Wycombe Buckinghamshire, CoE. Enlisted 5 July 1915 age 23, labourer. Nok father, George Bond of Osborne (later Swanbourne). Embarked at Fremantle per A20 Hororata 10 October 1915. Wounded in France 3 September 1916. Rejoined his unit and suffered a serious wounded to the head in France 17 July 1917. RTA December 1917. Discharged on medical grounds and became a patient at the Anzac Hostel at Keane’s Point in 1922. A medical report in November 1917 describes a two inch piece of his skull missing and brain substance could be felt in this area. His memory was poor and he was very hesitant naming objects. Gait very unsteady. Eyesight good. No paralysis. Speech very slow. Gets giddy at times. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.