TF/200206 Pte John Archibald Bishop, 1/4th Bn Royal Sussex Regt.
Born in Hampshire on 5 May 1895, John was employed in his father's boot and shoe retail business in Chichester and Gosport prior to the war.
He enlisted into the Sussex Territorials in February 1913 (numbered 1640) and he volunteered for foreign service in August 1914 and saw service at Gallipoli until September 1915 when he was invalided home.
After spending five months in Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, John rejoined his unit in Egypt in June 1916 and served with them there and in Palestine until he was killed in action at Gaza on 26 March 1917. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial.
26 March 1917 killed in action
Research by David O'Mara.