BISHOP Percy John
Regiment : 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Service number : 40192
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 30th May 1918 aged 19
Buried : Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, France.
Relatives : Son of George and Ann Bishop, 1 Merton Cottage, Merton Rd., Malvern Link, Malvern, Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern Link Council School now in Malvern Link Somers Park School
Also appears on : Malvern Link St Matthias Church WW1 Memorial. Malvern WW1 War Memorial.
Twice previously wounded.
Additional information on the memorial: Missing.
Name given as John Percy Bishop on Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral as Sergeant Percy Bishop, North Staffordshire Regiment.
Malvern News, 12th July 1919:
Mr and Mrs Bishop of Merton Road, Malvern Link have received official intimation that their fourth son, Pte P.J. Bishop, South Staffordshire Regiment was killed in action on 30th August 1918 – he was previously reported wounded and missing. Before joining up he was employed as a gardener at Prior’s Mount, Malvern.
A photograph of Private P.J. Bishop of Malvern Link can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 1st June 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives. There are photographs of his two brothers who were also serving in the army.