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Serjeant 70261 Percy Bishop, DCM

Berkshire Yeomanry
Died of Wounds: Judean Hills, Palestine, 15th November 1917

  • Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 4
  • Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals.
  • Son of Jonathon [a blacksmith] and Mary Ann Bishop
  • Brother of  John, George, Mary, Albert, Walter, Francis, Ernest, Alfred and Kate
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Monks Kirby and Stretton-under-Fosse

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born in Monks Kirby and Baptised 13 Jan 1881 at St Ediths.
  • In 1911 he may have been a groom at Astley Castle

    The Citation for the D.C.M. in the London Gazette states:  “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When an advanced guard came under heavy fire from hidden positions he boldly rode forward to locate the guns, and by drawing their fire he was able to disclose their approximate position.  He showed magnificent courage and determination.”

    More about Percy's enlistment, regiments and the places he served can be found here...

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