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William John Bishop

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 57 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 57 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
    Birthdate - at Hawera, Taranaki 8 October 1895 Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Military personnel file
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bishop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1743 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Koru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.H. Bishop (father), Koru, via New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1743 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Military personnel file
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Bishop was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bishop, of Koru, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Born at Hawera. Served in Egypt, 1915-16, at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front, 1916. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM Section 2. Block 1. Lot 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • William John Bishop was the son of William Henry Bishop and Kate nee Messer. His grandfather was born on board the Timandra whilst the family was enroute to NZ from England in 1842. The Bishops were early settlers of Taranaki. He was born in Hawera, Taranaki 8 October 1895 and was the only son. He saw service at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli where he was first listed as missing on 8 August 1915 but later found suffering from gunshot wounds. He later served in France and Egypt but was invalided out as unfit and sent back to NZ on 13 January 1917 where he died at his home in Koru on 25 August 1917. Cause of death was TB and/or breathing problems caused on active service, (which sounds very like the effects of gas inhalation).
    Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015



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20 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
01 January 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
06 April 2015JaniceNew Plymouth, NZOther Relative

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