George John Bond

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Canadian Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 477083

Parents: George Isaac and Rebecca Hawken Bond

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Nova Scotia Canada. Lived: Crown Road, Hopewell Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 14/07/1890

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 09/05/1921

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Greenbank Cemetery, St. George, Bristol. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 30

Further information:

George was born in St. George in Bristol, the son of a coal miner and the eldest child of five with three sisters and a brother. In the early 1900s, George's family emigrated to Canada and in 1911 were living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where his parents remained.

In August 1914, after the outbreak of war George enlisted in the Royal Canadian Regiment and fought along with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. They embarked for France in November 1915 and George was wounded in his left knee 3 months later. He fully recovered from this injury but in September of 1916 was wounded by a shell at Thiepval on the Somme, sustaining shrapnel wounds to his head and neck. The shrapnel was removed from his head but it the shrapnel was left in his neck as it was deemed inoperable. After a long recovery period of about 12 months and in spite of persisting headaches and dizziness, George was returned to active service on the home front, until he was demobbed in 1919.

George married Elsie Brunt from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in 1917 and remained in England, moving after the war to live in Kingswood near to where he was born. George died two and a half years after the armistice and his death, very probably the direct consequence of his neck injury, was registered in Bristol.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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