Bond, Walter George

Regiment/ Division: 358 Royal Air Force Sqdn
Regimental No.: R/260658
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Force: Air Force
Biography: George Bond was born on February 25, 1924 in Dysart, SK. His parents were Walter and Edith (Bolingbroke), and he was the brother of Thomas Carlisle, Donald Gordon, Edith Hazel, Myrtle Munro, and Mildred Aida. The family homesteaded in the Beaverlodge AB area. George was active in hockey, baseball, softball, football, and swimming. At age 19 George enlisted in the Air Force in Edmonton on July 2, 1943. Tragically he was killed in action in Burma (now Myanmar) on June 19, 1945. During his short WWII career George received the 1939-1945 Star, Burma Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Posthumously he was awarded the RCAF Operational Wing on March 19, 1947. He was buried in the Kranjii Memorial Cemetery in Singapore. George’s father, Walter, served in WW I as Corporal.
Source: Beaverlodge to the Rockies pp. 89-90
Canadian Virtual War Memorial – also contained photos