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Stanley Charles BISHOP

Regimental number3695
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
SchoolHanson Public School, South Australia
AddressHanson, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bishop, Hanson, South Australia
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'At Noreuil on 2nd to 4th of April, 1917, this runner came prominently under notice continually, when he brought messages from his company to the forward relay station. His work was exceptionally good as he carried messages from the morning of the 2nd to the morning of the 4th, during all this time under heavy fire, particularly that of machine-guns. He was always cheerful and cool and displayed exceedingly great courage. In every way he was thoroughly reliable and deserving of high praise.'
Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Listed on Hanson Public School Roll of Honor ('For King and Empire'). Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2802 Pte Clarence BISHOP, 50th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 December 1970
Age at death72
Place of burialTumby Bay Cemetery, South Australia

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