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Pvt John Baker Bishop
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1893
Foster
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1918, At Sea

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Private John Bishop, 165th Depot Brigade, 32nd Company, Travis Detachment #2, was the son of Sarah J. Bishop.

In late January, 1918, Private Bishop left Hoboken, New Jersey with a large contingent of American Expeditionary Force troops aboard the HMS Tuscania, a North Atlantic liner pressed into service as a troop transport. He lost his life off the coast of Scotland as a result of a torpedo attack by German submarine UB-77, late in the afternoon of February 5, 1918.

As with other victims of that attack, Pvt. Bishop was first buried at the Mull of Oa, Islay Isle, Scotland, but was later exhumed and returned to the US for permanent interment.

Other victims of the Tuscania sinking -- those whose graves have been posted -- may be accessed here or at this virtual cemetery.

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For more information please see the
website:

Tuscania: An American History
by Steven Schwartz


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Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Henry Bishop (1840 - 1900)
  Sarah Jane Eldridge Bishop (1851 - 1919)
 
 Sibling:
  Julia Caroline Bishop Berry (1870 - 1942)*
  John Baker Bishop (1893 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Foster Cemetery
Foster
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Ken Barnes
Record added: Jun 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53614203
Pvt John Baker Bishop
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Pvt John Baker Bishop
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- Tuscania
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Apr. 17, 2011
 
 
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