• George Bond

Army / Flying Corps
  • 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
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  • Private

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Perth WA, Australia

  • Birth

    New Stevenston, Holytown, Scotland, UK

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    • BOND, George Boag
    • Posted by FrevFord, Monday, 23 October 2017

    Born c1887 at New Stevenston, Nth Lanarkshire, Scotland – son of George Boag BOND and Mary Gardner INGLIS Mary died in January 1934, and George (snr), a retired Bricklayer, died 23/5/1950, aged 91 Addresses: Cope St, Midland Junction, WA 1916 / Sayer St, Midland Junction Siblings: *Charles b.c1884 (Carpenter) – marr Elizabeth (son, George Boag b.16/3/1911 – WW2 – d.1967) – d.1979 WA; *Alexander Inglis b.23/12/1885 – WA Railways / Painter – WW1: filled out application to enlist 11/5/1917 – d.1952, age 66; *William Inglis b.c1889 (Postman) – marr Ruby Lilian CROSBIE 27/3/1917 WA (son, George Boag b.1919 – WW2); *James Inglis b.c1897 – d.13/7/1975; *Robert Inglis b.9/4/1900 Scotland – WW2 – d.1966; *John; *Walter Blair b.8/9/1903 Scotland – marr Winifred LOWE – WW2 – d.1976 Religion: Presbyterian Occupations: Labourer / Railway Porter Living in Kalgoorlie with his brother Charles in 1915, and with his parents at Cope St, Midland Junction in 1916 WW1: Enlisted 7/11/1916 Blackboy Hill, WA, aged 28 years and 11 months Embarked at Fremantle as Private 3334 on the A35 Berrima 23/12/1916 with the 8th Reinforcements of the 5th Pioneer Battalion – and disembarked at Devonport, England 16/2/1917, where he was marched into the Pioneer Training Battalion at Larkhill Proceeded overseas to France on the 14/6/1917 Suffered from Trench Fever during 1917 and was hospitalized for 6 weeks Wounded in action 29/9/1918 during the attack on the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt – receiving wounds to the face, right side and back – resulting in perforation of the septum and both eyes being removed Admitted to the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville 2/10/1918 Crossed to England on the Carisbrook Castle 19/10/1918 and admitted to the 4th London General Hospital at Denmark Hill on the 20/10/1918 Transferred to St Dunstan’s Hostel for Blind Soldiers 1/1/1919, where he received training in Boot Repair and Netting at the St Dunstan’s Bungalow Transferred to the Military Hospital at Tooting with Erysipelas (a bacterial skin infection) from 17/6/1919 to 2/7/1919 Married Nellie PACKHAM on the 17th of December 1919 at St Columbas Church, Chelsea, England Nellie was born c1890 – the daughter of Owen Packham (Farmer) Returned to Australia together on the Wahehe, departing England 31/8/1920 No. 8 AGH, Fremantle 16/10/1920 suffering from pain and a burning sensation in the left cheek Discharged from the AIF 10/12/1920 Children (3): 1. George Boag b.28/7/1921 Midland Junction, WA – marr Dorothy HASELHURST 1941 – WW2: RAAF; 2. James Owen (Jim) b.20/7/192? Midland, WA – WW2: AIF – (marr Cess); 3. Charles (Chick) b.13/2/1925 WA – WW2: RAN –(marr Anne); Living Boundary Rd, Midland Junction 1921 / Sayer St, Midland Junction 1936, 1941 A member of the Midland Junction Thistle Society and the RSL; a Vice-President of the Blind Soldiers’ Association; and a member of the MUIOOF, Loyal East Perth Lodge Died on the 19th of June 1943 in a private hospital at Midland Junction, aged 55 Cremated at Karrakatta Nellie died on the 11/9/1961, aged 71 and is interred in the Bond family grave at Karrakatta Cemetery The West Australian (Perth, WA), Thur 7 Nov 1918 (p.7): WAR CASUALTIES Mr and Mrs George Bond, of Cope-street, Midland Junction, have been notified that their son Private George Bond, has been dangerously wounded in the face, and has lost his eyesight through gunshot wounds. He is in hospital in London. The Daily News (Perth, WA), Thur 14 Nov 1918 (p.3): Mainly About People Private George Bond, of Kalgoorlie, who was reported dangerously wounded three weeks ago, is now reported severely wounded in the face, with the loss of his sight. He is in Dulwich Hill General Hospital, London. The West Australian (Perth, WA), Mon 1 Aug 1921 (p.1): BIRTHS BOND – On July 28, at Nurse D’Alton’s Maternity Home, The Avenue, Midland Junction, to Mr and Mrs George Boag Bond, of Boundary-road – a son. Both well. The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 21 Nov 1936 (p.20): “TALKING” BOOKS FOR BLIND Soldiers to Seek Information ………………………………………………………………………………… Mr G.B. Bond (W.A.) said that a joint committee had been formed in his State to control a library and three “talking-book” machines and 10 books had been ordered from England. ……………………………………………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/40979570 The West Australian (Perth, WA), Mon 21 Jun 1943 (p.1): DEATHS BOND – On June 19, 1943, at Midland Junction, George Boag Bond, late 5th Pioneers, 1st AIF, beloved husband of Nellie and loving father of George (RAAF), Jim (AIF), and Charlie (RAN); father-in-law of Dorothy and grandfather of Wendy; aged 55 years. BOND – On June 19, 1943, at Midland Junction, George Boag, loving son of Mr George Bond and the late Mary Bond, and loving brother of Charles, Alex, William, James, Robert, John and Walter; loving brother-in-law of Elizabeth, Ruby, Olive, Alma, Margaret and Winnie; aged 55 years. BOND – On June 19, 1943, at Midland Junction, George Boag, very dear friend of Mr and Mrs Sandy Muir, of Midland Junction. The Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA), Thur 24 Jun 1943 (p.1): A Valiant Soldier Passes On GEORGE BOAG BOND With many friends we express sympathy with the widow and family of the late Mr George Boag Bond, late of the 5th Pioneers, 1st AIF, who passed away last Saturday. Although afflicted with blindness as a result of the war, he was marvellously active for the public welfare, and was a worthy member of the family clan whose various branches are all prominent in good works, and highly esteemed. His three sons are in the three Services. He was a member of the Midland Junction Thistle Society & the RSL; a Vice-President of the Blind Soldiers’ Association; and a member of the MUIOOF, Loyal East Perth Lodge. Reveille, Vol 18, No. 1, Sept 1944: BLIND DIGGER’S DEATH George B. Bond, 5th Pnr. Bn., A.I.F., who died in Western Australia on June 19 [1943], aged 55, was blinded in the last war – at St Quentin, France, September, 1918. At St Dunstan’s, London, he trained as a boot repairer and netter, but he was not able to do much in these trades, as he suffered from head trouble. For several years he had been vice-president of the W.A. Blinded Soldiers’ Assoc. His three sons are in the forces, as volunteers.