Thursday, 7 April 2016

Alfred Dalton Bond 1883 - 1916

Alfred Dalton Bond
Photograph Yorkshire Post 27 May 1916
with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Born: 1883

Son of:
George Alfred Bond solicitor of The Grove who
married at St Mary's Church on 15 August 1872
to Anne Euphemia Sunderland

Position in family: Youngest of 2 children
1. Millicent E born about 1876
2. Alfred Dalton WW1 DIED  22nd May 1916

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: The Grove aged 7 years.
1901: boarding at Horton House, Rugby aged 17, a scholar
1911: The Grove, aged 27, a solicitor
On enlistment: Ardsley Lodge  Solicitor

Alfred was married to Winifred Dykes Alderson (b.14 Nov 1887) 
at ** on 19 June 1913

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: York & Lancaster Regiment
Rank:  Lieutenant
Entered Theatre of War: Home service only
Awards: none

Death:  22nd May 1916
Buried at: Christ Church churchyard, Ardsley Barnsley
Grave Reference: West of Christchurch churchyard, Ardsley, Barnsley

Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque
Ardsley Christ Church, Alfred Dalton Bond Bell
St Marys Combined War Memorial
Newman & Bond Solicitors Memorial Plaque


Commonwealth War Graves Commission  
Lives of the First World War

From a newspaper in the Yorkshire Post Group, 27 May 1916:


The death of Sec-Lieut. Alfred Dalton (Barney) Bond, York and Lancaster Regiment, which occurred at Scarborough Nursing Home, came as a profound shock to the people of Barnsley, where he belonged and the news was received with the deepest regret in Yorkshire hockey circles in which as a player, he was he was so prominent and popular.  Filling the position of outside left, he was associated with the Ardsley (near Barnsley) Hockey Club and frequently appeared for Yorkshire and the North.

When war broke out he secured a commission in the York and Lancasters, and was on home service when an attack of bronchitis developed into pneumonia with fatal results.  The Deceased officer who was 32/33 years of age, was a solicitor, the only son of Mr. G.A Bond of The Grove, Barnsley, and was a member of of the firm of Newman and Bond, solicitors, Barnsley.  He was married to Miss Winifred B. Alderson of Barnsley and resided at Ardsley Lodge, Barnsley.  He leaves a widow and two young children.  The internment took place at Ardsley Church, Barnsley on Tuesday, where the deceased had been a church warden.

1 comment:

  1. I read that Lieutenat Alfred Dalton Bond died in France?!!