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Full Name: George Raymond Bond
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): George Raymond
Surname: Bond
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 22251
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 8 March 1916
Place of Birth: Scotland
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Truck driver
Next of Kin: Mr J. Bond (father), Warkworth, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Warkworth, New Zealand
Military District: Warkworth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters, 21 Auckland Battalion
Embarkation Date: 2 May 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Empress of Japan
Destination: England
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 21
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 21Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 26 November 1941
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name:
  • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, Warkworth
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Warkworth
Memorial Reference: Column 102
Biographical Notes: George Bond was the son of Jarvis and Rebecca Bond, of Warkworth, New Zealand.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, displayed in the RSA Warkworth January 2012
  • Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories Panel
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945 (photo J. Halpin 2013)
  • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay (J. Halpin January 2013)
  • View in situ, Rolls of Honour, portraits in the RSA Warkworth (photo J Halpin, January 2012)
  • View, Warkworth RSA (photo J. Halpin January 2013)
Further References: Cody, J. (1953). 21 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-21Ba.html
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