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bishopThe son of Francis William and Sarah Ann Bishop, George was born in Wolverhampton in 1896. In 1901 they were living at 23 Moor Street South, Wolverhampton, along with George’s siblings John Henry, Ellen, Francis W., Frederick and Annie. George attended Dudley Road Council School. They were at 26 Cobden Lane, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, by 1911, and george had become an inker for a Boot Factory. Before the war, he worked at Gibbons in Church Lane.

He enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the Leinster Regiment (number 10457). He was killed in action on 14 March 1916, and this was announced in the Midland Counties Expresson 25 November 1916 (although his first name was just given as Thomas). He is buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery in Belgium, and is remembered on the Roll of Honour in St Luke’s Church, Blakenhall.