Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Walter Herbert Bishop

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  3762, Private
Birth:  Moruya 1897
Parents:  Herbert Bishop and Maria Louisa Pfieffer
Enlisted:  Holsworthy 28 September 1915 after meeting at Milton
Next of Kin.  F. Herbert Bishop of Milton
Service: 19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement and  55th Battalion. RTA 8 May 1919
Death:  1991
Marriage:  Edna Kathleen Turnbull 1925. Edna was b. 1899 daughter of Cyrus John Turnbull and Emma Fowler
Honour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Primary School
Milton Methodist Church
Milton Methodist Flag
The Bishop family came to Milton when Herbert Bishop bought the Milton Ulladulla Times in 1902.
Walter was awarded the Military Medal for his service. Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 109. Date: 15 September 1919

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at PERONNE on 1st and 2nd September 1918. Private Bishop was one of a section of Lewis Gunners who showed great courage and keenness under terrific enemy artillery and Machine Gun fire; going forward with his Lewis Gun he assisted greatly in the advance of our line to a stronger position. The advance at one time was temporarily held up, but this soldier’s gun being brought into action enabled his party to advance. He had no regard for his own personal safety and during the whole of the operations his courage and daring was most noticeable and his behaviour throughout was a good example to his comrades.’
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