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Walter Herbert BISHOP

Regimental number3762
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPrinter
AddressMilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H Bishop, Milton, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at PERONNE on 1st and 2nd September 1918. Private Bishop was one of a section of Lewis Gunners who showed great courage and keenness under terrific enemy artillery and Machine Gun fire; going forward with his Lewis Gun he assisted greatly in the advance of our line to a stronger position. The advance at one time was temporarily held up, but this soldier's gun being brought into action enabled his party to advance. He had no regard for his own personal safety and during the whole of the operations his courage and daring was most noticeable and his behaviour throughout was a good example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsCousins: [197] 2nd Lt Harold Mackay BISHOP, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916; 3761 Pte Raymond Charles BISHOP, 55th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1991
Age at death93
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery

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