|Place of birth||Devonport, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||East Devonport, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Bishton, East Devonport, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Meritorious Service Medal
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Meritorious Service Medal
'Sergeant BISHTON has acted in the capacity of Battalion Orderly Room Clerk for a period of 6 months, displaying great ability and devotion to duty. He has always shown great willingness in his work which necessitated long hours. In the absence of the Adjutant, he has displayed great tact and forthought in dealing with matters which required immediate action. He has now returned to Australia with heart trouble.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, A&NZ Advanced Base, Mudros, 4 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation), 6 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, knee, right hand); admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 July 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 26 July 1916, and admitted to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 27 July 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 2 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 1 September 1916.
Appointed Temporary Corporal, 10 April 1917; Corporal, 10 April 1917.
On leave to Paris, 14 September 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 September 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 9 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 January 1918.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 12 February 1918.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 June 1918 (influenza), and transferred same day to 18th Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 20 June 1918; to England, 23 June 1918 (valvular disorder of the heart), and admitted to Colchester Military Hospital, 24 June 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 10 July 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 July 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit: valvular disorder of the heart), Hobart, 15 November 1918.
Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||Saint Paul's Cemetery, Devonport, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BISHTON Douglas George|