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Keith Challis Bond

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Challis AWMM
  • Surname
    Bond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    KC AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD1958 AWMM
    • 1958 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1924 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Signalman Navy Demobilisation R21465792
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Phyllis; father of Helen, David.

    Served with rank of CYS in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Rotoiti from 12.8.1957 to 17.3.1958.

    Service number possibly 1985 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 July 2010 RNZN Communicators Association
    Age 86 AWMM
    RNZN Communicators Association
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 July 2010
    "BOND, Keith Challis (KC). RNZN-NZD 1958 CYS Ex Leander and Achilles WWII. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 21st July 2010, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Phyllis. Respected and loved father of Helen and David. Father-in- law of Alison and John. Loved Poppa of Tracey and Michael, Kirsten and Mike, Vanessa, Amelia and Lily. Great Pop Pop of Leah. Many thanks to the carers and nursing staff at Sunset Lodge." AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    RNZN Communicators Association
    https://rnzncomms.org/roll-of-honour/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465792) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM

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