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Benjamin Farrell BISHOP

Regimental number6037
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoiler cleaner
Address1 Baldwin Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Nellie Bishop, 1 Baldwin Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date4 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 9 November 1918, disembarked, Melbourne, 29 December 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right arm; chronic bronchitis), Sydney, 4 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1956
Age at death68
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BISHOP Benjamin Farrell

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