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Private A J Bishop


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Private Arthur John BISHOP, G/15118, 6th   Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, death presumed on or after 7th October 1916.

8th August 1899, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire, son of John Bishop.


1911 Census - Backway (North Street), Burwell, Cambridgeshire - John Bishop, head, age 49, widower, farm labourer, born Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; Mary Ann Bishop, daughter, age 25, single, housekeeper, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Clara Bishop, daughter, age 23, single, laundry maid,  born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Charles Bishop, son, age 21, single, farm labourer, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Harry Bishop, son, age 19, single, farm labourer, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; George Bishop, son, age 17, single, farm labourer, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Arthur John Bishop, age 13, school, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Alice May Bishop, daughter, age 11, single, school, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Winifred Rose Bishop, daughter, age 9, school, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Lily Margaret Bishop, daughter, age 7,  school, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Ivy Blanche Hammond Bishop, grand daughter, age 3, school, born Burwell, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted  Newmarket, Suffolk, age 18, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 113lbs.  Resided Causeway, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Formerly farm labourer.

Next of Kin (sister), Clara Durrant, Causeway, Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Brother, Charles Bishop, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire.

Home 28th February 1916 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

28th February 1916, enlisted; 29th February 1916, to Army Reserve; 10th May 19169, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, posted BEF, & embarked for Infantry Base Depot; 29th September 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th October 1916, posted missing.

2nd October 1919, Statement of Relatives, completed by Clara Durrant of The Casuseway, Burwell, near Cambridge - Mother / Father, deceased; Brothers - Charles Bishop, age 29, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire; Harry Bishop, age 28, High Elm? Farm. Wicken; George Bishop, age 25, sailor, whereabouts unknown; Sisters - Clara Durrant, age 32, Causeway, Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Rose Bishop, age 18, Causeway, Burwell, Cambridgeshire; Lily Bishop, age 16, Causeway, Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


London Gazette 27th September 1918.

SOLDIERS' BALANCES UNDISPOSED OF.

In pursuance of " The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists  which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the " Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom. Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to " The Secretary, War Office, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, S.W. 7," and marked outside " Effects."

R. H. Brade. War Office, September 27, 1918.

List CCCCCXVII of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects, 1917-1918.

Bishop, A. J., Pte.,, Royal West Kent Regiment.    £0 10s. 9d

London Gazette 30th September 1919.

1ST RE PUBLICATION of List CCCCCXVII of the names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects, 1917-1918.

Bishop, A. J., Pte.,, Royal West Kent Regiment.    £0 10s. 9d


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