Brian Willoughby Bond (M.C.)
|Alternative Address:||Kenya; Port-in-Storm, Deanscurragh, Longford|
Resident at Ballygarve (written as Ballygrave)
|Census 1911:||Pupil at Malvern College, Malvern, Wocestershire, England|
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 5th (Service) Battalion/|
|Date of Death:||19-08-1963|
Brian W. Bond was born on 15 January 1894 in Farragh, Killoe, and was a member of a landed family based in Killoe parish who resided at Farragh House. Brian was educated at Malvern School in Worcestershire and St. John's College, Cambridge.
While it appears that Bond was made a temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Connaughts on the 26 August 1914, he was fully appointed 2nd Lieutenant on the 2 September 1914; he went on active service on 28 July 1915. He held the rank of Captain, later being promoted to Major. In addition to the standard combat medals, Bond was awareded the Military Cross for gallantry and a bar added in May 1919.
His sister, Mary Hunter Bond, was an active member of the J.W.V.A.D. during the war.
After the war, Brian served as a District Commissioner in Kenya.
On the 15 June 1926, Brian married Cicely Grenside of Copse Hill, Wimbledon at Holy Trinity Brompton, with whom he had a son, Patrick.
After his time with the civil service, Brian retired to Deanscurragh, Longford and became a prominent farmer, serving on the County Agricultural Committee and with the County Agricultural Show. He also served as a member of Longford County Council. Major Bond did not serve directly in WW2, but was a <a href="http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/INA.Edu/
|Parents Names:||Son of Willoughby James Bond and Mary Rosa Kerr (née Bond), Farragh, Corboy, Co. Longford|