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Charles Elliot BISHOP

Regimental number5044
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorton Summit, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bishop, Norton Summit, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5044A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date22 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, 3rd Training Bn, England, of disobedience of Standing Orders, viz. being out of bounds, 17 June 1916: awarded 4 days' confined to camp.

Admitted to Bulford Military Hospital, 4 July 1916; discharged to duty, 6 September 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 65 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 23 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 11 December 1916 (trench feet), and transferred to Anzac Corps Rest Station; discharged to duty, 22 December 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 February 1917 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty, 12 February 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 6 April 1917 (swollen testicles), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 April 1917.

On leave to England, 1 September 1917.

Instructed to report to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulfiord, 12 September 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkouse, 26 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.

Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 November 1917.

Classified B1.A.3, 10 December 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT, 12 May 1918, for discharge (deafness, otorrhoea); disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 22 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, BISHOP Charles Elliot

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