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Thomas Charles BISHOP

Regimental number3691
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
SchoolSt Mary's School, Bairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWood Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, T. Bishop, Riverbank, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Martha BISHOP, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 January 1916 (gastritis); transferred to Montazah Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 11 February 1916; discharged, 13 March 1916 (Class A); marched out Overseas' Base, 15 March 1916; rejoined 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, from 2nd Training Bn, 5 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed to be buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BISHOP Thomas Charles

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