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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Bishop R     Pte    1711    Ramsay       14 Inf Bn    25    Painter    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Normanby St, 5   

Next of Kin:    Bishop, Mrs, mother,  5 Normanby St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    13 Nov 1914        

Embarked:     A9 Shropshire 20 Mar 1915    


Mentioned in:

100 Years of Monday Nights, 1903 - 2003: Essendon Fish Protection Society & Anglers' Club, by Paul Jacklin.  The Club, 2003.

In 1914 Ramsay Bishop was a member of the General Committee and the Angling Committee of The Essendon Fish Protection Society.  He resigned from those positions on 21 December 1914, having enlisted in the AIF 5 weeks before.  His resignation was accepted with regret, and it was recorded in the minutes of the club that "The President,  C Walker, on behalf of the members, presented Mr R Bishop with a wristlet watch on the eve of his departure with the troops to the front." (p 88).   On 8 June 1915 Bishop wrote to the club indicating "that he had been wounded".  He had returned to the club by August 1915 and formally welcomed by the President.  Over the next few years his absences were noted, and he died in May 1923. 


Victoria Police Gazette 1916 theft from:

BISHOP, RAMSAY, soldier, No. 5 Normanby-street,

Moonee Ponds, reports stolen from him (supposed)

in a cab, between Collins-street, Melbourne, and Moonee

Ponds, between 9.30 and 10.30 p.m., on the 22nd inst,

a silver open-face watch, illuminated hands and dots

on the dial; a silver hunting case watch with initials

" R. F. B." and " 1914 " on inside of back case; a gold

chain, three strands of the Prince of Wales' pattern, and

about eight round links at each end, has a sliding swivel

in centre set with a ruby; a small oval-shape gold

locket, ruby set in centre. Value £10 12s. 6d.

27th April, 1916.

Victoria Police Gazette 27 Apr 1916



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Essendon Fish Protection Society                                    

Moonee Ponds West State School                                                                                        

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours                

Regimental Register

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