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Hubert Harvey BISHOP

Regimental number3122
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Alfred Ernest Bishop, 24 Unley Road, North Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Sarah Jane Bishop; husband of Ethel M. Bishop, Swansea, 22 Field Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military hospital, 6 April 1917 (mumps); discharged to Depot, 24 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 16 September 1917.

Reported missing in action, 5 April 1918; now, 1 October 1918, posted killed in action, 5 April 1918.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0390905Q, Lance Corporal A.J. COURT, B Company, 48th Bn, 21 June 1918: 'About that number [3122 BISHOP] at about 5th April near A,bert, Germans were attacking, we were holding the lines - was wounded in cheek by, I think, a M/G bullet. He walked over to D/S. Doctors there could not stop belleding. I was told this by a man who was at D/S. Think artery was cut in face. At that time things were very hot as far as fighting went. I know nothing of him after that. Came from South Australia (Leigh Creek) horsebreaker, age about 21 years, clean shaved, slight about 5 ft 6 ins. Known as "Bish".'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BISHOP Hubert Harvey
Red Cross File No 0390905Q

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