Maurice Bond, Coldstream Guards

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by bamboo43, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have been asked to assist in trying to find the service number for a Maurice Bond, formerly of the Coldstream Guards. Detail is a little scant unfortunately, but we do know that he served in Egypt in the 1950's. We do not know if he had seen service during WW2.

    Searching through the GSM Medal Rolls for Palestine 1945-48, I have found a L/Cpl. M. Bond, but I have feeling this man would be too old, apart from the fact that his initial might not stand for Maurice. I am aware that there is a Maurice Bond on Ancestry who died in 2009. Photographs from his home page suggest Armed Forces service in the Middle East, but once again no definite connection can be made to the above soldier.

    A bit vague this one. Are there any routes than can be taken to track down a service number to this Regiment? Any suggestions would be most welcome.

    Many thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    So no idea of his rank, age, date of birth, married, etc etc - often there is more detail but people dont provide 100% of what they have - just saying following a trial over the weekend of a similar case but in fact there was more detail available

    TD
     
  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    I’ve done a word search for “Bond” in Crichton’s 1946/70 Regimental History but no Maurice Bond unfortunately.

    If you have a post service place of residence your best bet would be contacting the local branch of The Old Coldstreamers (Coldstream Guards Association).

    The Coldstream Guards Association

    Steve

    PS

    Looking at the list of branches there appears to have been some shrinkage ie Liverpool Branch no longer listed. Probably in line with Regimental downsizing of the past 25 years and the passing of the WW2 and National Service generations.

    NB

    Several branches have Facebook pages.
     
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    No, thats all the details available TD.
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Steve. I was thinking along the Old Comrades route myself. Cheers for the link.
     

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