The AIF Project


Regimental number4497
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
SchoolHidens State School, Brunswick, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia5
AddressClayton PO, Clayton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Nicol, 26 Wolseley Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He had just come out of the lines after an engagement, when stretcher bearers were called for; he was wounded and died from his wounds." (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 20 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBeaulencourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 15), Ligny-Thilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Bishop and Jessie NICOL, 18 Mark Street, Coburg, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.