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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Neil Archie Bond

In memory of:

Able Seaman Neil Archie Bond

February 14, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

V/71911

Age:

20

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

Her Majesty's Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat 461 (H.M.C.T.M.B 461)

Additional Information


Born:

May 29, 1924

Son of Ernest Maxwell Bond and Eliza Bond, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 497 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 13.

Location:

The HALIFAX MEMORIAL in Nova Scotia's capital, erected in Point Pleasant Park, is one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives. This Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was unveiled in November 1967 with naval ceremony by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R. Teillet, then Minister of Veterans Affairs. The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing 23 bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea. The dedicatory inscription, in French and English, reads as follows:

1914-1939
1918-1945
IN THE HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE NAVY
ARMY AND MERCHANT NAVY
OF CANADA
WHOSE NAMES
ARE INSCRIBED HERE
THEIR GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN
BUT THEIR MEMORY
SHALL ENDURE.

On June 19, 2003, the Government of Canada designated September 3rd of each year as a day to acknowledge the contribution of Merchant Navy Veterans.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Page– From the Glace Bay High School 1947 year book, in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.
  • Year Book Cover
  • Press Clipping
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Halifax Memorial
  • Inscription
  • Photo of Neil Archie Bond– Sept. 1 , 1942 in Glace Bay,Nova Scotia

(This is part of a photo taken during a family wedding on September 1 , 1942)

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