Albert Edward Bishop

Name

Albert Edward Bishop

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/11/1916
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2459
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
22nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS
IX. C. 4.
France

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial
Kneesworth Congregational Church Memorial, Royston

Pre War

Albert was the third son of John and Caroline Bishop, of High St., Royston, and had emigrated to Australia in December 1911.

Wartime Service

Albert enlisted in the Australian Army on the 8th July 1915. He was initially posted to Egypt but later went to France with “D” Company of the 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry. He was wounded in the shoulder on the 27th July 1916, and was admitted to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment. After covering from his wounds he was sent back to his unit to continue his service. On the 12th November 1916 Albert was working a telephone in an advanced position when a shell exploded nearby and a shrapnel bullet struck him on the head. He died from his injuries a short while later.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson