BISHOP, Joseph

No.26640, Private, Joseph BISHOP
Aged 34

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 28th April 1917

Joseph Bishop was born in Troston (3rd qtr 1882 Thingoe 4a:615), son of James and Harriett BISHOP (née DYSON).

1891 census...Aged 8, he was in Troston with his father James BISHOP [44] farm servant born Troston; mother Harriett [49] born Dalham; sister Florence [16] born Creeting St Peter; brothers James [14] farm labourer and Walter F [12] both born Creeting St Peter.

1901 census...Aged 18, groom/gardener, he was at Church Lane, Troston, with his grandfather Stupper [sic] BISHOP [79] groom/gardner born Troston and his grandmother Mary Ann [79] born Troston. His father had died in 1893. His mother was at High Street, Ixworth with his brothers James and Walter

1911 census...Aged 28, farm labourer, he was at Heath Road, Ixworth with his brothers Walter (stockman) and James (stockman) and their widowed mother Harriet.

His mother died in 1914

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.
The Battalion war diary has:-
28th- Brigade attacked lines in front of PELVES, Norfolks on right, Berks left, Suffolks to pass through Berks and capture far objective. Zero was at 4:25 am.Battn left SUNKEN ROAD just behind front line at 4:45 in Artillery formation. Heavy barrage and M.G. fire and attack failed, unable to advance beyond BAYONET TRENCH

CWGC have 94 killed, only 8 have known graves.The 11th Suffolk took part in the same attack,on the left, one of the very few times 2 Suffolk battalions were attacking the same objective. The 11th suffered from from Roeux and lost 106 killed, of which only 23 have known graves

photo CWGC

Joseph Bishop is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens bay 4

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