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Private Spencer Henry BOND, 205186,  11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 4th August 1917, age 20. 

Born Fersfield, Norfolk, son of Stephen and Alice Bond, of The Common, Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk.


1911 Census - The Common, Shelfanger, Diss, Norfolk - Stephen Bond, head, age 51, married, farm labourer, born Fersfield, Norfolk; Alice Bond, wife, age 48, married 22 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Bressingham, Norfolk; Elizaneth Bond, daughter, age 22, single, domestic servant, born Bressingham, Norfolk; Rosa Bond, daughter, age 14. single, school, born Fersfield, Norfolk; Spencer Bond, son, age 12, school, born Fersfield, Norfolk; Ada Bond, daughter, age 11, school, born Fersfield, Norfolk; George Bond, nephew, age 36, single, horseman on farm, born Fersfield, Norfolk; Millie Downing, visitor, age 24, single, domestic servant, born Bressingham, Norfolk.


Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk, age 18, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 126lbs.  Resided Diss, Norfolk. Formerly farm labourer.

17th January 1917, enlisted, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, Service No.9835; 6th May 1917, Halton Camp, absent off pass from midnight  till 8.10am, 3 days confined to Barracks; 7th May 191721st June 1917, embarked Folkestone; 21st June 1917, disembarked Boulogne; 22nd June 1917, arrived 15 Infantry Base Depot; 20th July 1917, transferred to 4th  Territorial Force, Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

27th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Alice Bond, Shelfanger Common, Diss; father, Stephen Bond, deceased; Mother, Alice Bond, Shelfanger Common, Diss; Sisters - Mrs Millie Rush, age 33, 89 Gladstone Street, Norwich; Mrs Elizabeth Harriett Bowen?, age 30, Shelfanger Common, Diss; Mrs Getrude Florence Seal, age 28, 2 William Road, Sutton; Mrs Annie Davies, age 24, 12 Pearce Field, Sprowston Road, Norwich; Mrs Rose May Shadbolt, age 22, 40 Dominion Road, Croydon; Ada Bond, age 20, Swainsthorpe Hall near Norwich; Grandparents -  Mrs Downham, Bressingham, Norfolk; Nephews/Nieces - Clara Bowen, age 7, Shelfanger Common, Diss; Eva Bowen, age 5, Shelfanger Common, Diss; Albert Bowen, age 2, Shelfanger Common, Diss; Aunts/Uncles - David Downham, Yarmouth; Frederick Downham, Bressingham, Norfolk.

Commemorated at  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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