William Bishop

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Bishop, Corporal William no. 1518.

4th Battalion, 3rd reinforcements.

Tudor Street, Belmore.

Wood machinist.

Born at Croydon, January 20, 1891.

Son of James & Jane Bishop.

Educated at North Newtown P. S.

Enlisted 19/12/1914, aged 24.


Church of England.

Next of kin: J.C. Bishop, father, Tudor Street Belmore.

Embarked February 11, 1915.

War service: Egypt; Gallipoli (all through campaign); France (wounded and gassed twice; also fractured ankle); recovered and returned to duty.

Casualty list SMH 20/12/1917 Wounded (of Campsie).

Returned to Australia 12/6/1919.

Biography and portrait in the All Australia Memorial 1919.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1801677/ (accessed on 15/07/2016)

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002