Bond, Abel

BORN HULL 06/11/1894. SON OF JOHN WILLIAM & MARY BOND (1862-1938), OF 321 HEDON ROAD, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE HAD FOUR BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS. SON OF A HULL DOCK WORKER. EDUCATED AT COURTNEY STREET SCHOOL. HE WAS SENT TO REFORMATORY SCHOOL, IN LEEDS, AT THE AGE OF 14, FOR STEALING A CAST IRON PIPE. DESCRIBED AS “VERY FAIR INTELLIGENCE”, DARK HAIR, BROWN EYES, SCAR ON LEFT CHEEK. “A BAD CHARACTER. HAS MIXED WITH THIEVES AND BEYOND PARENT’S CONTROL. HIS FATHER WAS DESCRIBED AS “RESPECTABLE”, WITH THREE YOUNGER CHILDREN AT HOME. SCARCELY ANY FURNITURE IN THE HOUSE. MOTHER IDLE.” ABEL LEFT SCHOOL ON 05/11/1913, AGED 19. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 7TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON THE SOMME, ON 11/08/1916, AGED 22. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WENT TO BOTH PARENTS AND HIS BROTHER, ISSAC., WHO SERVED IN THE WAR AS A PRIVATE, WITH THE WELSH REGIMENT.


First name:
ABEL
Military Number:
11781
Rank:
Private
Date Died
6068
Place died:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
22
321 , HEDON ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK