Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II
Carl Rufus Bond
Memorial plaque on the gatepost of the Rawdon Hills United Church Cemetery, Upper Rawdon, NS.
Headstone, Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Name: Service No: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Eye Colour: Hair Colour: Trade: Religion: Marital Status: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Grave Reference:
Carl Rufus Bond F/36255 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) May 7, 1924 Upper Rawdon, Hants Co., NS October 18, 1943 Halifax Upper Rawdon, Hants Co., NS 19 5 feet, 9 Inches Blue Blonde Farm Labourer United Church of Canada Single Harry Bond (Father) Upper Rawdon, Hants Co., NS April 19, 1945 20 Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands Commemorated on Page 497 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 23 Carl Rufus Bond was the son of Harry Bond and Muriel Elizabeth (Custance) Bond, of Upper Rawdon, Hants Co., NS. He had five brothers and two sisters that ranged in age from nine years to twenty-eight years in 1945. He left school at the age of sixteen and worked on the farm with his father until his enlistment. His intention was to continue farming post-war. He enlisted in Halifax and trained there and in Brampton, Ontario. He embarked Canada on June 25, 1944 and disembarked in England on July 3, 1944. He disembarked in France on September 18, 1944 and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada on September 23, 1944. On September 28, 1944 he was wounded and hospitalized. Discharged he returned to France on December 12, 1944. He was wounded a second time on February 18, 1945 and was hospitalized again on May 1, 1945. He was discharged from hospital on March 18, 1945 and rejoined his unit in the field. On April 19, 1945 while serving in Germany he was killed in action. He was buried in Friesoythe, Germany on the right side of the road before crossing the bridge into the town. In 1946 his remains were re-buried in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
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