South Melbourne Rowing Club (VIC) now Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club (VIC)
Charles Bond was a member of South Melbourne and served in WWI. He does not appear to have won any races prior to WWI.
The service record of a 'Charles Bond' from Middle Park appears to be the same person but it cannot be stated with absolute certainty.
This record indicates that Charles was a 23 year old single wood machinist when he enlisted in 1915. He served in the 10th Field Ambulance and was wounded twice and gassed. He survived and returned to Australia.
- NAA: B2455, BOND C
- The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, Massina & Co, 1919