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Percy Almond BISHOP

Regimental number1237
Place of birthByaduk, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressHamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Charles Bishop, Byaduk via Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Passchendaele on 4 and 12 October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Ian Marr
Medals

Military Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918 to 11th November, 1918. During the attack on BONY he was of the utmost value to his unit, and by his cheerfulness and total disregard of danger had a great effect on his comrades. Private BISHOP has been with his unit during its existence in FRANCE, and has always done commendable work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 May 1946
Age at death57
Place of burialByaduk Cemetery, Victoria

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