Gunner Langham Bishop 60578

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Name:   Gunner Langham Bishop 60578

Date of Birth:   1894

Address:   Cropston Road, Anstey

Parents Names:   Robert Bishop (Shoe Riveter) and Harriet

Occupation before the war:  A Boot Pressman


Siblings Names:  

Florence b 1887  |  John Thomas 1892  |  William b1889  |  Harriet b1897  |  Robert b 1891  |  Elizabeth Ann b 1901  |  Walter Leaton b 1905

Date Died:   7.5.1917

Age:  22

Place of Death:   Fampoux, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  

Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France

Cause of death:   Killed in Action


221st Siege Battery

Royal Garrison Artillery


Military Medal

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • His older brother John also fell in action.
  • His MM was listed in the London Gazette #29731, dated 1st September 1916.
  • 60578 Gunner L. Bishop, R.G.A.
  • Attested Leicester 25-10-1915
  • Signed on at Fort Burgoyne, Dover 29-10-1915.
  • Went to France 9-2-1916 and sent to 30th Siege Battery, with whom he won the MM.
  • Transferred to 221st SB exactly one week before being killed.