Bishop, Royal 'Roy' McKinley (R. M. / Roy M. / Royal M.)
33rd, 1st, CFC
Private Royal McKinley Bishop left for overseas with the 33rd. Battalion March 17th, 1916, proceeding to France July23rd, 1916, with reinforcements for the . Battalion. Roy would be wounded at the Battle of the Somme in September, 1916 as a result he spent months in hospital in Whitchurch, before being transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps in March 20th, 1917, for convalescence at Bushey Park. He was latter given a course in shorthand and typewriting and served in the Pay Office at Carlisle, England.
Married Eunice (nee Davidson) 5/02/1919 in England. They were living in a house on the gas plant grounds. The had one child, a daughter Katherine Addie, born 26/10/1919, she would marry Harold Glover and they had a son Michael Gary. When their second child was born, the baby and mother both died in May of 1921, Eunice was buried at Glenwood cemetery.
Roy, after being home for a few years the effects of being gassed and shell shocked coupled with the loss of his wife and second child “began to take hold”. He was admitted to Westminister hospital, London, ON.
Date Deceased: 12-03-1969
Township of Dover
Last Place of Employment
Union Natural Gas Company
$80.00 per month.
February 5th, 1919, Carlise, England.
Next of Kin
Wife- Mrs. R. McKinley Bishop, England. Father- James M. Bishop, R.R.#4 Merlin, Ontario.