Gordon BISHOP

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BISHOP, Gordon

Service Number: 1215
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mundijong, Western Australia, 11 April 1890
Home Town: Queens Park, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Mundijong State School
Occupation: Woodworking Machinist
Died: Died of wounds (multiple shell wounds), Peronne, France, 30 August 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot 7, Row A, Grave 58, Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canning Honor Roll, Mundijong Honour Roll, Mundijong School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1215, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1215, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
30 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1215, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Gordons parents were Albert BISHOP who came from Hampshire in England & Margaret CRONIN /CRONAN who came from Cork in Ireland

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Cemetery  details: Daours  Communal  Cemetery  Extension,  Daours,  Picardie,  France  (Plot 7, Row A, Grave 58)

"General regret was expressed throughout the Queen's Park district on receipt of the news that Sergeant Gordon Bishop was killed in action while gallantly fighting in the open on the 30th ult. His brother Fred, also a sergeant, was killed in action a few weeks ago. Both enlisted in the early days of the war, and each received promotion on the battlefield after having been twice wounded. A third brother, Private Albert Bishop, of Claremont, was severely gassed and invalided home early this year. Sergeant Gordon Bishop, like his brother Fred, was a fine all-round athlete, and member of the local fire brigade, cricket, football, and other clubs. An in memoriam service will be held in the Queen's Park Congregational Church, on Sunday." - from the West Australian 12 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

Gordons' brother, 1897 Sgt. Frederick James Bishop (/explore/people/315664), was also a Sergeant in the 32nd Batallion who was killed in action on 23 June 1918.

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