|Bond||Reginald Copleston||Captain||BOND, REGINALD COPLESTON, Captain, was born 28 April, 1866, son of Reverend F H Bond, MA (Oxon). He entered the Yorkshire Light Infantry, from the Militia, 10 November 1888; served with the Zhob Field Force, 1890; was promoted Lieutenant 1 April, 1890, and Captain 19 July 1894; was ADC to GOC Poona District, 7 September 1895 to 28 March, 1896. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Tirah Expeditionary Force; affair at Shinkamar 29 January 1898 (Medal with two clasps). Captain Bond saw active service in South Africa, 1899-1902. He took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to August 1900, including actions at Lindley (26 June), Bethlehem (6 and 7 July) and Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Reginald Copleston Bond, Captain, Yorkshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC, Transvaal and Orange River Colony 15 November 1902, and presented by General Lyttelton at Pretoria 14 January 1903. He became Major 7 September 1902; Lieutenant Colonel 1 May 1914. He died 1 September 1914. He had married, in 1897, Isabel Maud, daughter of Major General T B Tyler, Inspector-General, Royal Artillery, India. |
DSO and Bar, IGS 1895 (2) P-F 1897-98 Tirah, QSA (4) Bel M-R Trans Witt, KSA (2) 1914 Star, BWM, Victory Medal with MID, Special Constabulary Medal. Regimental Museum 1992.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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