BOND, Andy

Service Number: 4509

POB: Braidwood



Named on the Tilba Cenotaph

** It is interesting to note that Andy Bond AKA Andy Ah Hie, was of Aboriginal ancesty. His brother William Henry Bonds was discharged due to "not (being) of substancial European origin" (at the time in 1917 this was an acceptable reasoning) however Andy was enlisted and passed all enlistment criteria. See William Henry BONDS Service Number N78586. It appears that Andys mother was Ellen Haddiegaddie AKA Ellen Addie Gaddie nee Ellen Demestre and his father Alick "Jack" Bond (both Aboriginal).

Further from local information: The Bond family was still in Braidwoood til the late 1910s then they moved to Batemans Bay, Tilba and Eden. William Bond was a jockey. Ellen Demestre - natural daughter of Sarah Lamb - had children to Alick (Jacky) BOND - black tracker from Braidwood in the 1880s, then children to James AHOY (Chinese) at Braidwood in the 1890s. She died 1934 as Ellen Haddigaddi. (Haddigaddi is an Aboriginal family originally from Jervis Bay and Wandandian).

Andy Bond is listed on the Braidwood Gaol Index as well, as Andy Ah Hie.