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Ernest Edward BISHOP

Regimental number294
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Address3 Ewing Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs C K Bishop, 3 Ewing Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and valuable service during a raid on BOIS-de-VAIRE on 15th June, 1918. These two N.C.O.s [BISHOP and 5999 J. CRAIG] after successfully leading their sections through the objective and completing their task brought their parties bak to the point of assembly intact. There they were informed that the Platoon Sergeant was lying wounded in the objective now 150 yards behind them. Realising that his capture would be of value to the enemy they put a covering party out and returned to find him. After some search under heavy machine gun fire from a flank they found the wounded Sergeant and carried him back to our lines, thereby saving their comrade and denying the enemy the identification.' Second entry reads: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at VAIRE WOOD, north east of CORBIE on 4th July, 1918. When his Platoon Commander was killed during an attack on an enemy post he assumed command and by his energy and determination carried his platoon through. He continued in command during the consolidation and until the close of the operation. He set a fine example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1952

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