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Hi wonder if anyone can help i am looking for the the death of a William John Bond in records it said he died age 25 yrs and buried 23/11/1900 but he apparently isnt in a grave itself in his home. He apparently was in the boer war and someone on another site has said there is a tree on ancestry that says he died in Dewetsdrop OF South Africa at the date above(i dont have access to ancestry). I have managed to find out via google that there was a battle of Dewetsdrop Orange Free state 21-23 Nov 1900.He was born in Charlton Kings Glos c1875.
06-05-2010, 6:44 PM
3273 Pte. W.J. Bond 'A' company 2nd battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is confirmed as killed in action at Dewetsdorp 23/11/1900. He is buried at Gloucester Kop, Dewetsdorp. There is no individual grave marker but his name is on the cemetery memorial.
Thank you so very much the details i will be able to pass it onto my dad and cousin they will also be pleased. It also answers a question that my dads cousin asked as the verger of wj Bond home town wondered why he was named on a grave but it is recorded his body isnt.
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