William Edgar BISHOP

Badge Number: 42270

BISHOP, William Edgar

Service Number: 3280
Enlisted: 23 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarendon, South Australia, 17 October 1873
Home Town: Leabrook, City of Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1914: Enlisted
7 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3280, 43rd Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1918: Embarked Private, SN 3280, 43rd Infantry Battalion, SS Ormonde, Melbourne
4 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 43rd Battalion to the 50th Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3280, 50th Infantry Battalion
1 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3280, 50th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 4th Military as medically unfit due to defective eyesight

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Husband of Rose Mary BISHOP nee McGOVERN

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

William and Mary were married on 23 December 1914 in the Holy Cross Catholic Church

Address at the time of enlistment was 52 Rochester Street, Knightsbridge, SA

Returned to Australia on 11 December 1918 on board HMAT Saxon

Medal: British War Medal