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Robert Louis Bond

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Group, 4 soldiers, standing in the countryside, Crete. Left to Right: Robert Bond (Bruff 9229); Dan Davin; unknown soldier; and Cunningham. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, 4 soldiers, standing in the countryside, Crete. Left to Right: Robert Bond (Bruff 9229); Dan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Louis AWMM
  • Surname
    Bond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bruff AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9229 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 February 1908 AWMM Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Leith House, George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. H. Bond (father), 27 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9229 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Brewer/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The family recount that they were always told the photograph of Bruff, Cunningham and Dan Davin was taken after the men had just buried their Company's money and documents and that every man was told to find their own way to the south coast of Crete.

    Bruff is mentioned in Dan Davin's book on Crete AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1965 AWMM
    Age 57 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.21 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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29 September 2023JamesDunedin New ZealandDirect descendant

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