Lance Corporal Thomas Bishop
From the Wendover Roll-of-Honour
Lance Corporal 2674-I3 2nd/4th Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. (Also served as Private 20435 2nd/Ist Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordsnire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry). Light Infantry. Son of Thomas and Laura Bishop of ‘West on Turville. . Husband of Esther Bishop of Tring Road. Born at Weston Turville. Worked as a gardener.Age 36. Enlisted at Aylesbury in 1916. Died of wounds 15th April 1918 at Aire-sur-la-Lys. On 12th April the battalion took and held positions on the Robecq-Calonne road and at Bacquerolles Farm. At 7.30am, in thick fog, the enemy attacked to the battalion’s left, requiring them to form a defensive flank. The troops on the left flank then withdrew and C Company had to carry out a local counter-attack to drive the Germans from a group of houses. On the 14th, at 6.30am, C Company drove the enemy from & further group of houses. Subsequently, in the belief that some houses were not being & held by the enemy, a battle patrol, consisting of a platoon of A Company was pushed out. After a short advance the patrol came under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. There was an exchange of fire and the patrol withdrew, covered by Lewis-gun fire. The battalion lost one officer wounded, three other ranks killed, twenty-two wounded and one missing. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery; Plot 4, Row F, Grave 10.
Name: BISHOP, THOMAS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 15/04/1918
Service No: 267413
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Laura Bishop, of Weston Turville, Bucks; husband of Esther Bishop, of Tring Rd., Wendover, Bucks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. F. 10.
Cemetery: AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Name: Thomas Bishop
Birth Place: Weston Turville, Bucks
Residence: Aylesbury, Bucks
Death Date: 15 Apr 1918
Enlistment Location: Wendover, Bucks
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 2/4th Battalion.
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds