John Thomas Bishop 31212

Soldier Factfile

Name:  John Thomas Bishop 31212

Date of Birth:   1892


Parents: Cropston Road, Anstey

John:  48, St. Marks Street, Leicester


Parents Names:  Robert Bishop (Shoe Riveter) and Harriet

Occupation before the war:  

A Shoe hand

Previously a serving Soldier

Siblings Names:  

Florence b 1887  |  Langham b 1894  |  William b1889  |  Harriet b1897  |  Robert b 1891       Elizabeth Ann b 1901  |  Walter Leaton b 1905

Date Died:   8.11.16

Age:  24

Place of Death:   The Somme

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

Cause of death:   Killed in Action

Regiment:  South Lancashire Regiment




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

  • His younger brother Langham also fell in action.
  • His enlistment documents show that he attested in Leicester on the 2nd December 1915 into the Leicestershire Regiment, he gave his place of residence as 48, St. Marks Street, Leicester; his age as 23 years and 9 months; his trade or calling as Shoe Hand.
  • He had served as a Private in the 4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment for 4 years and was time expired.
  • His next of kin was his wife, Beatrice Mary Bishop nee Cheney, whom he married on the 23rd February 1914 in Leicester.
  • They had a daughter Emily Elizabeth who was born on the 5th February 1915 in Leicester.
  • Information taken from his medical examination shows that he wa 5 foot 6¼ inches in height; weighed 124 pounds and had a chest measurement of between 32 and 34 inches.