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1st Afghan War Medal for Ghuznee
17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge


NameBOND – James
Regiment (s)17th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 697
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th May 1828/18 years/ Nottingham England
Framework Knitter
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Dark / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 4 months
East Indies (including Afghanistan 1838-1840) – 10 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 123 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25 September 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals1st Afghan War Medal for Ghuznee
Intended Residence at
Leicester England
Pension Districts1849 Leicester
1850 Western Australia
1860-1875 Victoria (tentative)
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Hinckley Leicestershire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer (Perth WA) Wednesday 17th March 1852 page 2 shipping list Evergreen
Departure from Western
Left during 1852 after being struck off for desertion from Convict Guard not clear where he went after leaving Western Australia, but his pension resumed in Victoria in 1860
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Bond 697 Private 17th Foot location Colaba (India)
Served in the campaign in Afghanistan 1838-1840. Present at the storming and capture of the fortress of Ghuznee 3rd July 1839 and of the Kelat 13th November 1839.
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
On 20th January 1850 the Staff Officer Leicester was directed to send James bond to London by rail and ‘hense to London Bridge and to take the boat or rail to Gravesend and to take his luggage with him on the same train’.
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Private James Bond, farm labourer, 1/-, 21st January, single
In March 1852 James Bond applied to Captain Bruce for permission to leave the Colony for Port Philip having been refused a transfer he subsequently left the Colony without leave. Bond being a single man had no passage money to repay. He was struck off for desertion from the Enrolled Force and stripped of his Good Conduct Badge. When his pension was resumed in 1860 he was paid six years arrears of pension and his Good Conduct badge restored of which he had been deprived in 1852
Last mention is a pension payment in Melbourne, Victoria in 1875