Claro Times - 27th August 1915
"He died like a true English gentleman",
is an officer's tribute to a Huby private killed in action. He was
Private Charles Bishop, of the Harrogate Territorials, 1/5th West
Yorkshires, and was one of the three sons and one grandson of Mrs
John Bishop, of Huby, all of whom volunteered their services. Their
portraits appear in this issue.
Private Bishop as killed as he was coming out of the
trenches, the bullet severing the jugular vein. He was 38 years of
age, and leaves a widow and four children.
The high esteem in which Private Bishop was held by
his comrades is shown in a letter to his widow from Lieutenant J
C Walker, who says :
"I have refrained from writing to you until I
thought your grief would have subsided a little. But I now wish to
let you know of the high opinion we all had of your late husband. He
was a grand example to my younger fellows, and a good soldier who
died like a true English gentleman. I much regret his loss and
example, but feel sure you will feel happier when you know we all
liked him so much, and feel his loss. Believe me, etc."
Private Bishop's son , Maurice, aged 18, is serving in the 2/5th
West Yorkshires, and in the same regiment as his brother, Herbert,
whilst another brother, Abel, is in the Yorkshire Hussars.