CEF Award Detail

Lieutenant Colonel William Avery Bishop

Distinguished Service Order

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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Unit:
Headquarters General Staff
Enlistment Date:
March 30, 1915
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1894
Date of Death:
September 11, 1956
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For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in a single-seater he attacked three hostile machines, two of which he brought down, although in the meantime he was himself attacked by four other hostile machines. His courage and determination have set a fine example to others
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Soldier Notes:

Student of the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. 

Bishop married Miss Margaret Burden in October 1917.  Miss Burden had been a V.A.D. at Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto. 

The Legacy Voices Project-Military File digitzed at LAC http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cef/1-1000/760-48.pdf

 

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