Bishop, Royal 'Roy' McKinley (R. M. / Roy M. / Royal M.) Photo

Bishop, Royal 'Roy' McKinley (R. M. / Roy M. / Royal M.)

Service # 491166
Unit # 33rd, 1st, CFC
Resident Dover, Glenwood
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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


Sources IODE, Family
Height 6'
Eye Colour Brown
Age 18
Complexion Dark
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Township of Dover
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Union Natural Gas Company
Average Earnings $80.00 per month.
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info February 5th, 1919, Carlise, England.
When Enlisted August 1915
Where Enlisted London, Ontario
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. R. McKinley Bishop, England. Father- James M. Bishop, R.R.#4 Merlin, Ontario.

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