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.
Chatham Fire Fighters 1944 Field Day Booklet (12-08-1944), Index of Overseas Deaths, ATNCB, CWGC
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.