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The Funeral of Thomas Bond

The Funeral of Thomas Bond The Funeral of Thomas Bond Thomas Bond had been a policeman in Surrey Constabulary for 28 years when he retired at the end of 1909. He had been stationed at Hersham, Esher, Weybridge, Leatherhead and Godalming.

He died on 29 May 1911 aged 51 years, at his home St Elmo in Ash Vale. His funeral was on 1 June, and he was buried by Reverend AO Walsh. The first picture shows the funeral procession travelling along the Ash Hill Road towards the Dover Arms.

The Funeral of Thomas Bond The Funeral of Thomas Bond The second picture shows the hearse passing the Dover Arms, escorted by the uniformed policemen who acted as bearers. In the third picture, the hearse is passing across the level crossing at Ash Station. In the fourth picture, the coffin is being carried up the path through the churchyard to St Peter's Church.

Thomas Bond's grave is in Ash Cemetery in section D (D705).

Thomas Bond's youngest son, Charles William Bond, Private 20241 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, died in Iraq 20 April 1916, and is remembered on the Ash War Memorial.


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