|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Tottington Manor, Small Dole, West Sussex||Intelligence Officer||01 Oct 1941||21 Aug 1942|
|Sussex||Intelligence Officer||01 Oct 1941||21 Aug 1942|
|Operations Archway & Howard||SAS combatant||16 Mar 1945||10 Apr 1944|
Educated at Harrow 1925-1930
1932 Small Arms School, Hythe, Kent
Royal Military College Sandhurst
Commissioned Wiltshire Regiment 28 Jan 1932
Lieutenant 28 Jan 1935
Relinquished commission 7 March 1937
Regular Army Reserve of Officers 21 April 1937
Mobilised 24 Aug 1938
2 Battalion Wiltshire Regiment (D Company) 1939
Intelligence Officer, Sussex, Auxiliary Units 1941
General Staff Officer Grade 2(Ops) Auxiliary Units, Coleshill House 1942
1 SAS Jan 1944- April 1945
Operation Howard - killed by sniper near Borgerwald, Germany. Buried Sage War Cemetery
His father Major C.G. Bond, The Wiltshire Regt, had been killed serving with 2nd Battalion in France in November 1915.
He married Evelyn Hinchcliff 5th January 1935. Children: Alec Charles Hincliff Bond born 1940, Robin Evelyn Bond born 1942, Colin H Bond born 1944.
A keen golfer and Master of the Stevenstone (North Devon) Hunt, at the time of his death the family were living in Whorridge Farm, Cullompton, Devon.
His obituary in the Western Times mentions his Auxiliary Unit role. A letter expressing her sorrow was sent by Mrs Evelyn Bond to the Merricks family. A letter by Captain Bailey, organising a farewell dinner for Sussex Group 1 hopes it will be an opportunity to hear news of Captain Bond.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Hythe Herald 19 Nov 1932 and Western Times 27 April 1945
The Merricks Family