Bishop, Donald (Matthew)

Rank Private
Service # A49584
Unit # Royal Canadian Regiment
Resident Chatham

Donald began his military career as a member of the First Kents. He went overseas as a reinforcement for the Highland Light infantry. He later transferred to the RCR, proceeding to the Italian campaign with that unit.

It was reported in the CDN 22/01/44 that Donald had seen some of the stiffest fighting in Italy when he was reported as missing. It was noted that “Pte. Bishop was a competent and sincere soldier, and very popular with all ranks with whom he associated.

Age: 21, KIA –  Date of Death: 20/12/1943, in Italy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources Chatham Fire Fighters 1944 Field Day Booklet (12-08-1944), Index of Overseas Deaths, ATNCB, CWGC
Supplemental Information Born 22/04/1921 at Chatham, ON. Son of Matthew and Grace Bishop, of 253 King St., West Chatham, Ontario. Attended Chatham Vocational School. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead, Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. B. 5. Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY.

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