A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
PVT George W. Bishop Jr
PVT George W. Bishop Jr. was born 7 Apr 1893 in Estill County, Kentucky to George W. and Elizabeth Ann (Hubbard) Bishop. The family farmed. George married Golda Gentry and they would have a daughter born in May 1917 who would die in June 1917. Golda died in December 1917 of tuberculosis (which disease also took 3 of her sisters).
When George entered the Army he was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. It was with that unit that he shipped out to France aboard the USS Finland on 15 Jun 1918. PVT Bishop was killed in action on 23 Oct 1918.
He was repatriated and is buried in King Cemetery in Estill County, Kentucky.