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Willam (Lofty) Bond - Cornwall(?)

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Ron2 Report 1 Mar 2013 19:48

Just a 'bump'


Ron2 Report 26 Feb 2013 19:27

Good suggestion Gwyn - I'll put it to my mate

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 25 Feb 2013 19:56

You could try asking for news of him in The Sapper magazine.



Ron2 Report 24 Feb 2013 19:52

Thank you Patchem and Rose.

Such info not available from the Army - data protection

Forces RU been tried - as said I am well versed in finding ex mil bodies on the 'net but not this time. Some Sapper "Groups" on FB but no one can help.

Fred Lacey sent me some info - which much appreciated and we'll be checking it out

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Feb 2013 00:26

Have you tried Forcesreunited?



patchem Report 23 Feb 2013 23:27

You can look for William Bond by using or bt-online.
I think you probably mean Hayle in Cornwall.

These births are from free bmd, and there will be more in actuality, as at least 3 quarters of 1942 and 2 quarters of 1943 are missing.
Births Mar 1941
Bond William Newton
Bond William J Winchester
Births Jun 1941
Bond William H Daventry
Births Sep 1941
Bond William F Farnworth
Births Dec 1941
Bond William C Bedwellty
Bond William N J Wandsworth
Births Jun 1942
Bond William J Durham E
Bond William J Birmingham
Bond William K Spen Valley
Births Jun 1943
Bond William Leeds
Births Sep 1943
Bond William H G Ilford

Have you tried obtaining information through the army?


Ron2 Report 23 Feb 2013 22:07

All very vague this but tis all the info I have.

Seeking William (Lofty) Bond. Lofty served in the Sappers and in 1964 was a student on a gunnery course at the RE Wing at Bovington, Dorset. After the course He returned to 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron in Hohne, BAOR.

Lofty would have been born about 1942 but no idea where. When he left the army (No idea of year) it’s understood he married a lass who had 3 daughters and went to live in Hale or Helston in Cornwall.

Is it possible for anyone to see if there’s a Willam Bond in either of those places please?

I have made extensive searches on the internet for Lofty but to no avail. He and another guy helped save the life of my mate Fred Gogin when there was a gunnery incident at Lulworth ranges involving the 165mm gun on the then, new Centurion AVRE. Fred is very keen to meet up with Lofty to say “Thank You”. Fred was in hospital for a year or so and then took a medical discharge from the army. Time is running out so any help/info most appreciated