Douglas George BISHTON MSM

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BISHTON, Douglas George

Service Number: 2443
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Devonport, Tasmania, 9 October 1887
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Illness, Devonport, Tasmania, 8 June 1919, aged 31 years
Cemetery: East Devonport (St. Paul) Anglican Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2443, Claremont, Tasmania
5 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2443, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2443, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, SN 2443, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (knee and right hand)
13 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Infantry Battalion
15 Nov 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2443, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Douglas George BISHTON was born on 9th October, 1887 in Devonport, Tasmania

His parents were George Whiston BISHTON and Emma OLDAKER who married on 23rd September, 1868 in Tasmania

His brother Lyndon Henry (SN4285) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918