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Earnest Hope Bishop

  • Service number
    7044 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 27 M.G., NZ Army Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Earnest Hope AWMM
    • Ernest Hope Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM Index 1903/7733
  • Surname
    Bishop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7044 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17 September 1903 Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1903/7733
  • Place of birth
    Hawera Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1903/7733
  • Birth notes
    Son of Arthur George Bishop and Rose Ross Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1903/7733
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Salesman, Company Representative, Manager Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ Electoral Rolls
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Bishop (mother), Epsom Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married Jean Fraser Miller Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 27 M.G., NZ Army Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945
  • Service number
    7044 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion NZ Escapees and Evaders (R25405144)
    • First Echelon 2NZEF; POW Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    1940 Sergeant; 1941 2nd Lieutenant; 1942 Lieutenant; 1944 Captain Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Cartage contractor/Civilian AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    36 Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - PG 5, Serravalle, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
    • Reported as POW in the NZ Herald 26 November 1941 Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: 30.11.1944. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded escaping from a moving POW train near Udine in Italy. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Captain Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939-1945

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The following excerpt referring to escape from moving POW trains, was sourced by the Auckland Museum Armoury staff from the "Official History: Prisoners of War: NZ in the Second World War 1939-45" by W Wynne Mason, p. 289-90

    "From the moment they were locked inside, men in almost every truck looked about for ways out of it. Before the train bringing those from Campo PG 57 had reached the junction at Udine, some had crawled through the small windows and jumped clear, and from Udine onwards the stream of escapers continued. There were similar losses from the first trains on the main line north to the Brenner Pass. In later trains those opeinings that were not barred were closed with barbed wire to prevent such escapes....It was no easy matter to jump from high up on a fast-moving train, and a suitable moment had to be chosen, preferably at night when it was going uphill and had thus somewhat slowed down.

    Some men were injured by hitting posts and other objects alongside the line after they had jumped. With guards firing along the outside of the train, and in no mood to be trifled with, it was a doubly dangerous operation. Of three officers who sawed a hole through the ceiling of their truck and jumped from the roof, one was killed and two wounded..." (the other New Zealander who escaped but was wounded was Lieutenant J W C Craig (2NZEF) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1970 Public Source
  • Date of death
    19 September 1970 Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1970/42367
  • Age at death
    67 years Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1970/42367
  • Place of death
    Auckland Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZ BDM 1970/42367
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Cremated at Purewa Crematorium Public - Murray - Other relative - 11 September 2017 - NZSG Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 19 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 1, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405144) AWMM

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