CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel William Avery Bishop
Died: September 11, 1956

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Battalion:
Headquarters General Staff
Company:
Place of Birth:
Owen Sound, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
W.A. Bishop, Esq., Box 1015, Owen Sound, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 30, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
36 3/4 Inches
Expansion:
3 3/4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 11, 1956
Age at Death:
62
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 760-48
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Air Force Headquarters General Staff
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 7th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Captain Royal Flying Corps 60th Squadron
Observer Royal Flying Corps 21st Squadron
Major Royal Flying Corps 85th Squadron
Lieutenant Canadian Cavalry 1st Hussars 2nd Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron
Images
Appointment to head Canadian Air Force
Major W. A. Bishop and Miss Margaret Burden

Student of the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. 

Bishop married Miss Margaret Burden in October 1917.  Miss Burden had been a V.A.D. at Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto. 

The Legacy Voices Project-Military File digitzed at LAC http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cef/1-1000/760-48.pdf

 

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order First Bar
Military Cross
Victoria Cross
TypeDateDescription
Letter 11/3/1917 Signaling school, being the camp mess orderly and thoughts on conscription