Sergeant John Percy Bishop (40192)

8th Bn, The North Staffordshire Regiment, 56th Brigade, 19th Division, B.E.F.

Burial/Commemoration: Malvern Link (St Matthias)

Nature of Death: Killed in action France 30/5/18

Age: 19

Next of Kin: Son of George and Ann Bishop of 1 Merton Cottages, Merton Road, Malvern.

Education: Malvern Link Council School

Previous Employment: Gardener at Prior's Mount, Malvern

John Percy Bishop

John Bishop was the fourth son of George, a labourer and Ann Bishop of 1 Merton Cottages, Merton Road, Malvern Link. They only received official intimation in July 1919 that Percy Bishop had been killed in action on the 30/5/18 during the German Spring Offensive – he had previously been reported wounded and missing. Before joining up he was employed as a gardener at Prior’s Mount, Malvern.

Malvern News 16/8/18, 25/5/18, 12/7/19
Stevens Annual for 1914 Malvern 1914

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