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Henry Hendley Bond

Rank: Brevet Colonel (Brigadier General)
Street: The Manor
Town/Village: Castlelyons, Co. Cork
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address: Moygh, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at Castle Lyons, Co. Cork with family (written as Henry Stendley)
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery; {53rd Battery}; [Sierra Leone Battalion]
Regiment Number:
Date of Death: 10-11-1919
Cause: Died in Glasnevin, natural causes
Memorial: Kill St Anne's Churchyard , Castlelyons Churchyard & memorial at Christ Church, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Henry was born in Ballymahon 13 June 1873, the son of Henry Bond, and his wife Mary Hendley. At the time of his birth, Henry Sr - who was also born in Co. Longford -  was a captain with the Royal Artillery, who later rose to the rank of Major General. They lived initially in Moigh, Ballymahon, before moving the East Indies and later England (Solihull), before settling in Castlelyons Co. Cork

Henry Hendley was a career soldier with the Royal Artillery, like his father, entering the Royal Artillery academy in Woolwich when he was a teenager; he saw action in the Second BoerHe progressed to the ranks and was made Captain in April 1900, and had risen to the rank of Major by 1911, as recorded in the census of that year. 

Bond entered the war after the declaration and saw action at Salonika. In 1917, Lt Col Bond was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) Shortly before his death, Henry was also appointed as a Commander to the Order of the Crown of Romania.

In addition to his army service, Henry was a keen sportsman, and was especially a cricketer, having played with the Europeans during his time in India. 

Henry was ill for eighteen months before his death, from degenerative neurological disease. He passed away at Hampstead, Glasnevin in north Dublin.

Parents Names: Son of Henry Bond and Mary Earbery, (née Hendley), Castlelyons, Co. Cork

Link to his CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth; London Gazette 1892; London Gazette 1895;  List of 1917 New Years Honours (DSO); 1919 Edinburgh Gazette OCR;  cricket profile; Civil Record of death;

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