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Samuel Bishop "Sam"

Born:
19 Tishri 5653 (10 October 1892)
Died:
20 Elul 5678 (28 August 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BIS2810
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
19 Tishri 5653 (10 October 1892)
Place of birth:
St. Anne's, London

Death

Date of death:
20 Elul 5678 (28 August 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Picardie, France
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Daours Communal Cemetery Extension

Places

Schools

Name:
Jews' Free School

Synagogues

Name:
West End Talmud Torah (West End Great Synagogue)
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He grew up in London and trained as a tailor. In around 1910, at the age of eighteen, he and his cousin Max emigrated to Australia, where he took up farming. He lived in the district of Footscray in Melbourne in the State of Victoria.

Letter from British Jewish Chaplain to Sam's father, 09 September 1918

Dear Mr Bishop,

Accept my heartfelt sympathy in the heavy blow that has befallen you and I pray that you may receive Divine Consolation.

Re your letter to Rev Danglow, I was with your poor boy when he died. He passed peacefully away without suffering. Although I sat with him for some considerable time, he did not recover consciousness. I administered the last rites as far as possible under conditions out here.

With respect to his effects, with write the D. A.G. (Effects) 3rd Echelon G.H.Q. France. All belongings are sent to the above and application must be made direct.

With renewed sympathy and best wishes.

Yours sincerely,
Harris L. Price Jewish Chaplain

Letter from Church of England Chaplain, 19 September 1918

Dear Sir,

Please forgive delay in answering your letter. I am writing for the matron as she is much occupied. Pte. S. Bishop, No. 1187 is confirmed as wounded by a shell in the thighs and buttock, and two other smaller wounds.

Your son was of the Jewish Faith, was he not? We have not now a Jewish Chaplain attached to us but I remember that one came to see his patients, and when your son died he came over to take the service. He was an Australian.

The Map Refer. of the Cemetery in which your boy lies is 62d N6a 4.2. It is a British Extension of a French Communal cemetery.

Unfortunately I cannot refer your letter to that chaplain as we have moved up many miles since that date.

I am sorry this is such an unsatisfactory letter. The personal effects will be forwarded to you through the official channels.

With sincere sympathy,

Yours faithfully,
F.R. Thurlow C.F. C. of E.

Letter written on behalf of Senior British Jewish Chaplain, 07 October 1918

Dear Sir,

In giving instructions for a Jewish Memorial to be erected over the grave of your late son Pte. S. Bishop, the question of his religion has arisen.

Would you be good enough to fill up the enclosed form and return to me at your earliest convenience.

Yours in all sympathy,

Cpl. D Friendlander for Senior Jewish Chaplain

Personal Effects

His personal effects included a photograph of his mother which he always carried.

Family

Siblings

David Bishop (male)
Sophie Bishop (male)
Hannah Bishop "Nellie" (female)
Rose Bishop (female)
Celia Bishop "Cissy" (female)
Dora Bishop (female)

Parents

Father: Abraham Bishop (male)
Mother: Kate Bishop (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Australian Infantry Forces
Military record no.:
1187
Date enlisted/conscripted:
10 September 1914
Date discharged/death:
28 August 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Invalided out of service:
09 May 1915
Returned to service:
01 June 1915
Assignments
Regiment:
Australian Infantry Forces
Battalion/unit:
5th Battalion

Roll of Honour

S. BISHOP, 29 August 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
28/08/1918
Age:
26
Regiment / service:
5th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Cemetery:
Daours Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave reference:
VII. A. 19.
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