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George Thomas Bond, Sergeant Pilot 157644, RAF Died 03.03.1924 in an accident at Duxford. (Alresford Memorial). Buried Alresford
(St. John’s) Churchyard. Sgt. Bond was the only son of Mrs. Bond of Broad Street and nephew of Mr. & Mrs. John Dorey of the Dean

“The accident happened when an “Avro” machine, which Sgt. Bond was piloting with Pilot Officer Tattersall as his pupil, collided with a Sopwith “Snipe”, both machines attempting to land simultaneously. The pilots of both machines were killed, the two other occupants being pinned among the wreckage and unconscious. Much sympathy has been expressed with Mrs. Bond, who lost her only daughter some years ago, and has now lost her only son. The body was brought to Alresford on Thursday afternoon, and taken to the church, later to the residence of Mr. Dorey, from which the funeral started yesterday (Friday), full military honours being accorded the deceased. The late Sergeant-Instructor Bond would have been 23 on April 23rd. He was very popular in the Air Force, and had a brilliant future before him, having successfully passed many examinations.” (Hampshire Chronicle 08.03.1924)

Caption information courtesy Glenn Gilbertson, “Not Just a Name – Alresford, Hampshire & District 20th Century Deaths in the Armed Forces”, ISBN 978-0-9538607-1-5

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