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Full Name: William Wilfred Bishop
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Wilfred
Surname: Bishop
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14930
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Freezing worker
Next of Kin: Mr A.J. Bishop (brother), Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 138 Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 41
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 25 November 1941
Age at Death: 37
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 102.
Biographical Notes: William Bishop was the son of Walter William Bishop and of Fanny Bishop (nee Harris).
Sources Used:
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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