They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


BOND, Neil A.


killed - 14 Feb 1945

Neil Archie Bond


Able Seaman Radar 3rd Class, V78911, RCNVR


Born: 29 May 1924, New Aberdeen, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 14 Feb 1945, Ostend, Belgium


Book of Remembrance


BOND, Neil Archie, AB, V78911, RCNVR, MPK - 14 Feb 1945, MTB-461 - Son of Ernest Maxwell Bond and Eliza Bond, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.


AB Neil Bond was killed in an accidental explosion on a motor torpedo boat in Belgium, his body was not recovered.


Able Seaman Neil Archie Bond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bond, met his death while serving as radio operator with a torpedo crew. During his career at Glace Bay High, Neil took a keen interest in sports and participated in a number of school events. Popular with all his associates, his death at the early age of twenty is keenly regretted.


Ships served in:

HALIFAX DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 21 Sep 1943.  Commenced Active Service 25 Nov 1943.

HMCS MONTCALM - Served in MONTCALM 03 Dec 1943 - 15 Feb 1944

HMCS ST FRANCIS - Served in ST FRANCIS 02 Apr 1944 - 08 Apr 1944 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated Radar 3rd Class 08 Jun 1944

29TH MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB FLOTILLA 08 Jul 1944 as an OS, RCNVR. Rated AB 25 Nov 1944







(NB01-NB03) Certificate of Service - page 1-3

(NB04) Casualty report

(NB05) Letter to AB Bond's mother



Second World War Casualty Index