Samuel was born 27 May 1881, son of Jacob Doxey Bond and Emily Richards of Bonsall. A native of Bonsall, he enlisted with the militia in March 1899, though was discharged by purchase only two months later. He relocated to Crich and worked as a quarryman. Records indicate that he was married and had a daughter, died at less than a day old. During WW1, he enlisted with the Royal Engineers and served as a driver in France from Dec 1915. During the 1930s he is known to have worked as a farm labourer at Flagg, near Buxton.
He appears to have been recorded twice in the 1911 census, once at Bonsall with his parents and again at Crich with wife Emma (married for 6 years). There are confusions in these two census for Samuel. In one he was born Bonsall in the other Crich. In one he has been married two years in the other six years. No definitive marriage has been found as yet.
Medal Index Card
Samuel Bond's medal card shows him to have been a driver who embarked to France 10 December 1915. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals.
RG12 piece 2756 folio 51 page 19
|Samuel J||Bond||Lodger||17||Colliery Labourer||Bonsall|
RG13 piece 3256 folio 113 page 33
|Samuel D||Bond||Head||29||Stone quarryman||Bonsall|
|Emma||Bond||wife (6 years wed)||31||Crich|
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1911: Clatterway, Bonsall
|Jacob||Bond||Head||47||Printer and colour labourer||Bonsall|
|Samuel||Bond||son (married 2 years)||29||Quarry Limestone||Crich|
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1939 Register: New Cottages, Flagg
Samuel Bond b.27 May 1881; farm labourer (married)
Emily Hodgkinson b.24 Dec 1895
Irene Hodgkinson (Wise) b.27 Aug 1928; at school