Sale WW1 

Daniel James Bishton

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:38th Heavy Bty
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Garrison Artillery
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Lapley (All Saints) Churchyard, Staffs
Town Memorial:Lapley
Extra Information:
Born at Stafford on the 23rd April 1897, the birth being registered during
the June quarter 1897 in the Stafford R.D. - ref: 6b/17, the son of Arthur
Edgar & Jessie Bishton (nee Book).

1901 Census - No Trace.

Soon after the 1901 census, the family moved to Bell Hurst Lane, close to
Arthur's parents.Wheaton Aston 

1911 Census - Bell Hurst Lane, Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire.   Son - aged:
13 - occ: Farm Labourer - born: Stafford.   Head of household - Jessie
Bishton - Widow - aged: 45 - occ: Washing - born: Staffordshire.   Plus 2
younger siblings and 1 nurse child.

WO363 - Enlisted into the 38th Welsh Heavy Battery, RGA at Chester on the
7th June 1915.   Aged: 19 years, 56 days, born at Wheaton Aston, he was
employed as a Farm Labourer.   He was 5 feet 7 1/4 inches in height with a
chest measurement of 37 to 39 1/2 inches.

Embarked at Southampton 29th March 1916, landing at Le Havre on the 30th. 
He was hospitalised in the field on the 20th April 1916, but rejoined his
Battery four days later.  Granted home leave to the UK from the 3rd to the
13th July 1917.   Gassed in the field on the 26th January 1918 and admitted
into the 37th Ambulance, where he was sent straight down to a Base
Hospital.  Invalided back to the UK on the 27th July 1918    Died at the
1st Southern Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham suffering from exposure to
Mustard gas shells in action.   In January 1919, his mother wrte to the RGA
asking for his personal items to be sent to her and complaining that as she
was present at the hospital when he died, they should have been passed to
her then.  The items included sums of money that Daniel had been given at
Christmas by various relatives.  She states that as she had her son home to
bury him, it has left her almost penniless.  She states that she is a widow
and it is a hard struggle to live and as his next of kin, asks for all his
wages that are due to him.

Original service number - 260.

MIC - Awarded the BWM & VM.

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