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VC827   William Avery Bishop

Name   William Avery Bishop   No.      

VC Issue No.   827   Awards   VC   CB   DSO & Bar   MC   DFC

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 60 Squadron & Canadian Cavalry


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Buried/Location Ashes   Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   St James's Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   11 August 1917

VC Presented   29 August 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Wall of Honour, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Billy Bishop Legion Branch 176, Vancouver, British Columbia

Mount Bishop, Near Calgary, Alberta-British Columbia Border, Canada

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Ontario, Canada

Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regionel Airport, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on the Airmens Memorial, University Avenue, Toronto, Canada

P  Billy Bishop Park, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque & Display at his former home, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Queen's Park, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Path, Field of Honour Cemetery, Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec

P  Bishops Road, Tangmere, West Sussex

Bishop Close, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Billy Bishop Way, Toronto, Canada

Billy Bishop Road, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada

Display at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

By The Way…

He played himself in the 1942 James Cagney movie, 'Captains of the Clouds'

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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The First World War

BORN   8 February 1894

DIED   11 September 1956   AGE   62

VC Won   2 June 1917   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Near Cambrai, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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