Stanley BISHOP


BISHOP, Stanley

Service Number: 5791
Enlisted: 13 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalston, London, England, May 1895
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman
Died: SWs Back, Chest and buttocks, 17th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 27 September 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XXIV, Row D, Grave No. 11A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5791, 17th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5791, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5791, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5791, 17th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, SWs back, chest and buttocks - severe DoW 17th Casualty Clearing Station

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Ian Fletcher, 17th Battalion A.I.F.
5791 Pte. Stanley Bishop of the 17th Battalion A.I.F. was one of the 50 men from that Battalion who volunteered for stretcher duties during the battle of Polygon Wood, the 17th had been relieved after the capture of Garter Point during the Battle of the Menin Road a few days previous and at that time were back in Ypres.

Stanley was badly wounded and was stretchered out later to die of his wounds and now rests in Lijssenthouk Military Cemetery.

How many of the other men who were Killed, Wounded or Missing I've yet to find, but Stanley represents them all 17th Battalion A.I.F, 'Not Forgotten'