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Bond, Allan Francis

Date of birth:
June 14th, 1923
Date of death:
February 16th, 2007 (Ottawa/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
"A" Company, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG), 3rd Canadian Infantry Division ("A" Company, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG), 3rd Canadian Infantry Division)
Recommendation:
On 8 June 1944 at approximately 1200 hours his position (platoon) was attacked by tanks. The position was under very heavy mortar and machine gun fire and was directly attacked by enemy tanks. Heavy casualties were being suffered and the position was in imminent peril of being run over when the Platoon Sergeant and private Bond together manned a gun whose crew had been knocked out although completely exposed manned the gun to such good effect that the tanks were stopped. The behaviour of private Bond and the Platoon Sergeant so encouraged the remainder of the platoon that all those remaining capable of offering resistance did so with such spirit and determination that the attack was beaten back and this important position on the extreme right of the Brigade Sector was held.
Military Medal (MM)

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