Bond, Walter

Regimental Number: 859333
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 179th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders of Canada; 43rd Battalion; Corps of Military Police

Walter Bond was born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 26, 1898. He came to Canada in 1911 to live with friends in Saskatchewan. In 1915 he enlisted in the Canadian army and served as a military policeman. At one time he was the Middle Weight Champion of the army. He returned to Canada after the war and married Edith Bolingbroke in Saskatchewan. The couple moved to the south Peace and settled near Beaverlodge. Walter served as the first Dominion Land Sub-Agent at Beaverlodge in 1925. Over the years, he also worked as a machine agent, postmaster, and mayor of Beaverlodge. Walter and Edith moved to Victoria in 1959 to retire. Walter died on July 21, 1966.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p.89