Private Edwin Whitmore Bishop, aged 33

 

Edwin Whitmore Bishop was born at Linton Brook, Linton, Bromyard on 17 January 1884.  His father, Thomas, was a farmer and Edwin was his mother Harriet’s 4th child. Edwin’s parents also lived at Ashminton, Bromyard and St Margarets, Vowchurch before finally settling in Roxpole, Stoke Lacy, where they lived for many years.

 

Edwin Bishop enlisted in Hereford and later transferred to the

14th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. In October 1917

the Battalion was involved in actions near Passchendaele

as part of the third battle of Ypres.

 

At Houthoulst Forest on 22 October the 14th Glosters suffered

479 casualties. Edwin Bishop was wounded and transferred to

a military hospital at Wimereux near Boulogne in the Pas de

Calais where, on 30 October 1917, he died of wounds received

in action. He is buried at the Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

 

His mother, Harriet, is buried in Stoke Lacy churchyard.

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