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Walter Lewis BISHOP

Regimental number1177
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
SchoolBasket Range Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressBasket Range, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Eva Bishop, Basket Range, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death23 September 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Wells and Eva Dunstan BISHOP, Waikerie, Murray River, South Australia. Native of Port Pirie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 235 Sergeant Alfred Norman BISHOP, 43rd Bn, kiiled in action, Hill 40, Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium, 4 October 1917; 249 Pte Lloyd Allan BISHOP, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia.

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