Clarence BISHOP

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BISHOP, Clarence

Service Number: 2802
Enlisted: 10 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yongala, South Australia, 14 November 1892
Home Town: Burra, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Jamestown & Hanson Public Schools
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 16 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Hanson Public School Roll of Honor, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Farrell Flat Memorial Hall, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 10th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2802, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Son of Andrew and Emma Bishop and brother of  Lieutenant Stanley Charles Bishop MM, 50th Battalion who returned to Australia on 1 March 1919.

"THE LATE PRIVATE C. BISHOP.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Bishop, of Hanson, have been notified that their third son, Private Clarence Bishop, was killed in action in France on August 16. Private Bishop was 23 years of age. He enlisted in June, 1915, and left for the front in September. He was highly respected. Much sympathy will be felt for his parents, who have two other sons at the front. Privite Hedley Bishop was wounded on the same day as his brother was killed." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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