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William George BISHOP

Regimental number3256
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlebe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Bishop, Victoria Street, Adamstown, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2536
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date11 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched in to 9th Training Bn, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 35th Bn, in the field, 9 April 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 May 1917 (concussion); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 30 May 1917; to Ambulance Train, 31 May 1917, and admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outrean, 2 June 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 2 June 1917; to No 12 Convalescent Depot, Auberge, 23 June 1917; to Base Depot, Rouelles, 31 August 1917.

Found guilty, 27 August 1917, of overstaying leave from 9 am, 24 August, to 9 am, 25 August 1817: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 13 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (concussion), and admitted to 1/1 West Riding Field Ambulance, 5 October 1917; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 October 1917; to Ambulance Train No 26, 14 October 1917, and admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Wimereux; discharged to Base Depot, 22 November 1917.

Found guilty, 7 December 1917, of when on Active Service being absent from reinforcementsw train 3.53 pm until arrested by Military Police at about 4.20 pm; being in town without a pass: forfeited 8 days' pay.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 23 December 1917.

Found guilty, 25 January 1918, of being unshaven on parade: reprimanded.

On leave to England, 29 January-12 February 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 March 1918 (carbuncle, neck), and transferred same day to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 28 March 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 31 March 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 28 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 May 1918.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 3 June 1918 (concussion); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 June 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 8 June 1918; to England, 9 June 1918, and admitted to Burdon Central Military Hospital, Weymouth; discharged, 5 September 1918, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 October 1918.

Found guilty, 23 November 1918, of being absent without leave, 2359, 19 November, to 0900, 21 November 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 4 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 11 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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