Pte. William Norman Clarke Bishop

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Pte. William Norman Clarke Bishop

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Titirangi, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Death: May 23, 1918 (21)
France (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: [I. J. 6.], Colincamps, Somme, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of John Joseph Bishop and Emily Jemima Bishop
Brother of 2nd Lt. John Joseph Bishop; Sgt. Thomas Augustus Bishop; Emily Elizabeth Hodge; Ada Charlotte Bishop and Christina Bishop

Occupation: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 56518339
Service No: WWI 54813
Managed by: Charlene Newport
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About Pte. William Norman Clarke Bishop

FIGHTING FAMILY, THREE TITIRANGI BROTHERS, Private W. N. C. Bishop, who was killed in action on May 25, was the youngest of the three sons of Mr. J. J. Bishop, of Dunvegan, Titirangi, all of whom volunteered for active service. Private Bishop who was 21 years of age, was educated at the Titirangi and Avondale public at the Auckland Grammar School. As a lad of 17 he entered the service of the Postal Department in Wellington four years ago, and subsequently, was transferred to Auckland. He enlisted on attaining his twentieth birthday, and left with the twenty-eighth reinforcements less than a year ago. His eldest brother, Lieutenant J. J. Bishop, of the thirteenth reinforcements, was killed in action in October 1st. whilst leading his men with great gallantry during the severe fighting in Flanders. Sergeant T. A. Bishop, the only surviving brother, who left with the twelfth reinforcements, has been serving on the western front for the past year. (Source: New Zealand Herald, 11 June 1918).

Sources

  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...

Details

  • Rank: Private
  • Service No: 54813
  • Date of Death: 23/05/1918
  • Age: 21
  • Regiment/Service: Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 2nd Bn.
  • Grave Reference: I. J. 6.
  • Cemetery: EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS
  • Additional Information: Son of John Joseph and Emily Bishop, of "Dunvegan," Titirangi, Auckland.
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Pte. William Norman Clarke Bishop's Timeline

1897
February 6, 1897
Titirangi, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
1918
May 23, 1918
Age 21
France
May 23, 1918
Age 21
Euston Road Cemetery, [I. J. 6.], Colincamps, Somme, Picardie, France