William Bishop was born in 1888 in Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Bishop. William, a builder’s labourer, married Fanny Malin in Broadway in 1914 and they settled in the village.
William enlisted with the Worcestershire Regiment in Evesham and was posted to France with the 10th (Service) Battalion where he served on the Western Front. On 22nd March 1918, during the Battle of St Quentin, William, aged 29, was declared as missing in action during the counter-attack on Doignies. His body was later recovered and he is buried at Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-le-Cambrai, France. Pte William Bishop is commemorated on the Broadway War Memorial.