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William Norman Clarke Bishop

Portrait of Bishop. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Bishop. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyright …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Norman Clarke AWMM
  • Surname
    Bishop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 54813 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1897 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J.J. Bishop (father), Dunvegan, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 February 1917 AWMM Postal cadet/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Bishop was the son of John Joseph and Emily Bishop, of "Dunvegan," Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Two sons, brothers were killed in WW1 William (Willie) Norman Clarke Bishop (54813) and John (Jack) Joseph Bishop (23294).

      Devonport connection not verified. The memorial at Devonport could be in relation to MWC Bishop of the RNVR (11496) AWMM
    • Devonport memorial is not for this WNC Bishop - see Titrangi Soldiers Memorial Church info Public - Rosemary Ann - Other relative - 18 June 2017 - Family oral history
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About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM I. J. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    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. (NZ HERALD, 11 JUNE 1918) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - Papers Past Online
  • Memorial name
    The Roll of Honour for Devonport Primary School is not for William Norman Clarke BISHOP because he d Public - Helen - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family papers and family oral history
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Devonport War Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland AWMM
    • 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Mountain Rd, Epsom, Auckland Public - Peter - Researcher - 14 February 2020 - Auckland Grammar Archivist/Historian; co-author of Remembrance - Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. ISBN 978-0-473-45435-7

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 February 2020PeterAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
14 April 2019GlennWellingtonResearcher
30 October 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
18 June 2017Rosemary AnnBlenheim, NZOther relative
25 April 2015HelenNew ZealandOther Relative

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