BISHOP Charles Henry
Regiment : 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment
Service number : 2143
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 22nd April 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 50
Birthplace : Born Ledbury, Hereford, enlisted Abergavenny
Relatives : Son of William and Annie Elizabeth Bishop, 12, Golf Common, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern the Wyche All Saints Church
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral, rank shown as Sergeant, regiment given as Dragoon Guards.
Malvern News, 26th June 1915:
Private C.H. Bishop, 3rd Monmouths has been killed in action. He was the son of Mr and Mrs W. Bishop of 15 Westminster Road, Malvern Wells. He enlisted in August 1914, having been previously employed for four years in the pits of Tredegar. Private Bishop was wounded some time ago, but he returned to the trenches were he met his death by a shell. A letter from Capt Gattie of the 3rd Monmouths wrote:
“Dear Mr and Mrs Bishop, I regret that I have not had the opportunity of writing to you sooner to express my deep sympathy with you in the loss of your son. He had proved himself a keen, hard-working and capable soldier, and I had more than one occasion to congratulate him particularly on his work. I was quite close when the shell burst which fatally wounded him and as he became unconscious almost at once, he did not, I am sure, suffer much pain. He has been laid to rest in a very beautiful pine wood, close to the spot where he fell.”
Private Bishop’s parents have also received messages of condolence from the Newport Chamber of Commerce and the President and Members of the Monmouthshire Territorial Association.
A photograph of Private C.H. Bishop can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 3rd July 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Charles Bishop has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.