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Born in Ballarat, Grenville and a Driver by occupation, John Bond was 23 years and married when enlisted on the 12th of July 1915 in the 12th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 4956. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 'Ballarat' on the 18th of February 1916. On the 3rd of April 1916 transferred to Anzac Police and taken on Strength Anzac Provost Corps ex 12th Battalion. Embarked H.T. Dorset at Pt Said for Early Repatriation. On the 7th of July 1917 sick to Hospital, Alexandria and admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia for Pyrexia. On the 15th of July 1917 discharged to Unit ex Hospital. From the 26th of December 1917 to the 6th of July 1918 to be Acting Lance Corporal; from the 7th of July 1918 the 9th of February 1919 Private in Anzac Corps; from the 10th of February 1919 to the 28th of April 1919 E.R./2nd Corporal; Private from the 29th of April 1919. To embark per HT 'Dorset' for return to Australia – early repatriation, Port Said on the 29th of April 1919 and discharged from the 3rd Military District ex Dorset with the termination of period of enlistment on the 26th of July 1919. Tree No.1575