BISHOP, Arthur

Unit / Base: 
40RM Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Buckinghamshire Constabulary
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Tuesday, September 26, 1916
Tonypandy, Glamorgan
Died : 
Saturday, July 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Arthur Bishop died during operations in Sicily whilst aboard the HMS Queen Emma during an enemy air attack on the vessel. Buried at sea.
He was a serving Police Officer in the Buckinghamshire Constabulary who had volunteered for the Commandos and is amongst those commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour located at Thames Valley Police Headquarters, Oxford Road, Gosford, Kidlington.
Extract from the Buckinghamshire Examiner 10 September 1943
"Marine Commando Arthur Bishop a member of the Bucks Constabulary who was stationed at Slough and Colnbrook before joining up in August 1942, has been reported killed in action in Sicily. Aged 25, he was a native of Wales and he attended the Police College at Aylesbury before his appointment to the Slough Division. He was at Slough three years before he went to Colnbrook. He was a member of the football team of the Slough division and he had many friends whilst stationed in this district. In June he was married to Miss Ann Wilson, an Irish girl employed by the A.C.O., Slough, and he left for service abroad the day following his wedding."
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Thames Valley Police Memorial images at the IWM ref. 59996.
Report in the Buckinghamshire Examiner 10 September 1943.

Report in the Merthyr Express 04 September 1943.
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