Bishop Thomas Henry Lance Corporal 4127756

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Name Bishop Thomas Henry
Army number 4127756
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 15/8/1918, Aston Warwickshire. Mother's maiden surname Lowe.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment. Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Taken prisoner by the Japanese 15/2/1942. Died 26/10/1943 Tarsoa, Siam.
Company/Battery HO Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War 15/2/1942 at Singapore. Buried initially in grave 305/2 Tarsoa 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.C.33. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER. GOODNIGHT".
Died/Killed in action Died in captivity 26/10/1943 - cause of death Malaria and Dysentery.
Home address Son of Isaiah Robert and Beatrice Annie Bishop of Tyseley, Birmingham. Worked as a Warehouseman - Electrical Engineering, and lived at 24 Roma Road, Tyseley. Mother listed in September 1945 as Mrs Mears, 24, Roma Road, Tyseley, Birmingham 11.
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