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James Richard  Bishop

Name on Board JR Bishop
Name on Service
James Richard   Bishop
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Glass Bottle Blower
Place of Birth Melbourne, Vic
Next of Kin Cornelius and Bertha Bishop
Address 69 Hope St, Spotswood, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 15/07/1915
Service No. 617
Enlistment Place Liverpool, NSW
Embarkation Place Sydney, NSW
Embarkation Date 9/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Beltana A72
Unit on Embarkation 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 29/09/1917
Unit on Death 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Corporal
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information James Bishop was known to his family as Jas.  His father noted in the Honour Roll Circular that Captain Adams of the 30th Battalion wrote that Jas was one of the best men in the company and battalion - his men and his commanders miss him - he was regarded as a personal friend and was the most popular NCO in the platoon.
Additional References Footscray Chronicle, Saturday 28 September 1918, p2
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