William Arthur Bond (1890-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BOND, WILLIAM ARTHUR, MC and Bar. Captain and Flight Commander. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, attached to 40th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Born Chesterfield 27.6.1890. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Bond, 'Sherwood', Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield and formerly of Milnsbridge. Educated at Clay Cross and Netherthorpe Grammar Schools. Was on the sub-editorial staff of the Huddersfield Examiner and afterwards joined the Paris staff of the Daily Mail. Enlisted in August, 1914, as a Private in the 20th Hussars. Was commissioned into the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was afterwards transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Married in January, 1917, to Miss Aimee McHardy. Reported missing on 22.7.1917, when his aeroplane was seen to go down out of control near Lens, aged 28. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL.
The Major of his unit, in a letter, described him as 'a wonderful pilot and a magnificent patrol leader.'
ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission