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Arthur Bishop, 2nd Coldstream Guards - accidentally killed, 29.10.1902 2 months 2 weeks ago #64626

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WORCESTER MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH.

ANOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED.
To most people the announcement in yesterday morning's London papers that, of two men at work on a building in the Metropolis, on Wednesday, one was killed and the other injured, might have no particular significance. But to a family named Bishop living in St.Paul's street, Worcester, the paragraph brought the news of a terrible bereavement. William Bishop, the father and husband, lies dangerously hurt in a London hospital, while his brother Arthur is dead. Arthur, a young man of 23, had not long returned from the war, and both brothers were employed until quite recently by Mr. Griffiths, rope-maker, St. Swithin street.

The elder brother, however, succeeded in getting employment with Sir Hiram Maxim's firm some four or five weeks back, and a week ago Arthur joined him. It was while (with other men) at work for the celebrated inventor's company at the Great Central Electric Light Station, Grove-road, Marylebone, that they met with the accident. They were carrying some heavy machinery over planking from the boiler-house to the pump-room when the plank broke, with the result already indicated. The survivor's relatives, who keep a fish shop in St. Paul's street, received a telegram on Wednesday night to the effect that he was a little better.

Worcestershire Chronicle, Saturday 1st November 1902
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THROUGH THE WAR UNWOUNDED.

CAME HOME TO MEET DEATH.
The irony of fate is illustrated by the case of a man who goes all through the South African campaign without being once wounded and then comes home in good health to be killed in an accident within a few weeks of his return. This is what has happened to Arthur Bishop, a young soldier, who was attached to the 2nd Coldstream Guards. Bishop was 24 years of age, and went out with his regiment soon after the war broke out. He was with the Guards' Brigade - which included regiments of the Scots, Grenadiers, and Coldstreams - for the greater part of the time, and came home about three months ago. His parents live at a small house on the river side, near the Waterman's Church, but their son did not stay at home. He went last Tuesday week to work at Sir Hiram Maxim's, in London, and while there met his death. Deceased's brother also worked there, and the two men, together with several others, were engaged in moving a piece of machinery across a pit, when a plank on which it was resting broke and threw the whole of the men into the pit. Arthur Bishop was crushed against the side of the pit and killed instantaneously, and his brother, William, who is 44 years of age, had his shoulder dislocated. The elder brother was taken to the hospital, and is now progressing favourably.

The body of the younger man was brought home by deceased's father (Mr. M. Bishop) and brother-in-law (Mr. F. Bedford) on Friday night, and the gallant soldier, who had passed though many an engagement without receiving a scratch, and had battled successfully with an attack of enteric fever, was laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery on Sunday. The mourners made a pathetic group at the grave side: There were deceased's aged parents, his brothers, Mr. J. Bishop, Mr. W. Bishop, Mr. H. Bishop, and Mrs. Bedford (a sister) and her husband, and Mrs. Willmore, another sister. Deceased was borne to the grave by six of his intimate friends - big, stalwart fellows - who had known him from school days. They were Joseph and John Cooper, Isaac and Albert Webb, Alfred Allsop, and Charles Jones. There accompanied the mourners, as an escort, five Guardsmen, two Coldstreams and three Grenadiers, deceased's comrades upon the field of battle in South Africa.

On Sunday evening the Rev. F. H. Richings, preaching at St. Clement's Church, referred to the tragical end of the young soldier, and remarked that he had baptised him in that church 24 years ago, and it had been his sad duty to officiate at his burial. Suitable hymns were sung at morning and evening service.

Worcestershire Chronicle, Saturday 8th November 1902

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Arthur Bishop, 2nd Coldstream Guards - accidentally killed, 29.10.1902 2 months 2 weeks ago #64628

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"Arthur Bishop" looks like "1450 Pte. A.Bishop" of 2CG according to my Guards CD. His QSA bore the clasps "Belmont", "Modder River", "Orange Free State" and "Transvaal". His KSA bore the normal two date clasps. Neither roll has any marginal notes about any enteric sickness in service; although his set of QSA clasps is generally a little different to those of many of his comrades. It is good to see that ten of his battlefield comrades attended the service as mourners.
No OH&S in 1902, unfortunately - and not for a long while afterwards.
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Arthur Bishop, 2nd Coldstream Guards - accidentally killed, 29.10.1902 2 months 2 weeks ago #64631

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To read of "a pathetic group" is a little disappointing, I think it is just as well that todays hacks have moved on from those days.




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WORCESTER MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH.

ANOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED.
To most people the announcement in yesterday morning's London papers that, of two men at work on a building in the Metropolis, on Wednesday, one was killed and the other injured, might have no particular significance. But to a family named Bishop living in St.Paul's street, Worcester, the paragraph brought the news of a terrible bereavement. William Bishop, the father and husband, lies dangerously hurt in a London hospital, while his brother Arthur is dead. Arthur, a young man of 23, had not long returned from the war, and both brothers were employed until quite recently by Mr. Griffiths, rope-maker, St. Swithin street.

The elder brother, however, succeeded in getting employment with Sir Hiram Maxim's firm some four or five weeks back, and a week ago Arthur joined him. It was while (with other men) at work for the celebrated inventor's company at the Great Central Electric Light Station, Grove-road, Marylebone, that they met with the accident. They were carrying some heavy machinery over planking from the boiler-house to the pump-room when the plank broke, with the result already indicated. The survivor's relatives, who keep a fish shop in St. Paul's street, received a telegram on Wednesday night to the effect that he was a little better.

Worcestershire Chronicle, Saturday 1st November 1902
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THROUGH THE WAR UNWOUNDED.

CAME HOME TO MEET DEATH.
The irony of fate is illustrated by the case of a man who goes all through the South African campaign without being once wounded and then comes home in good health to be killed in an accident within a few weeks of his return. This is what has happened to Arthur Bishop, a young soldier, who was attached to the 2nd Coldstream Guards. Bishop was 24 years of age, and went out with his regiment soon after the war broke out. He was with the Guards' Brigade - which included regiments of the Scots, Grenadiers, and Coldstreams - for the greater part of the time, and came home about three months ago. His parents live at a small house on the river side, near the Waterman's Church, but their son did not stay at home. He went last Tuesday week to work at Sir Hiram Maxim's, in London, and while there met his death. Deceased's brother also worked there, and the two men, together with several others, were engaged in moving a piece of machinery across a pit, when a plank on which it was resting broke and threw the whole of the men into the pit. Arthur Bishop was crushed against the side of the pit and killed instantaneously, and his brother, William, who is 44 years of age, had his shoulder dislocated. The elder brother was taken to the hospital, and is now progressing favourably.

The body of the younger man was brought home by deceased's father (Mr. M. Bishop) and brother-in-law (Mr. F. Bedford) on Friday night, and the gallant soldier, who had passed though many an engagement without receiving a scratch, and had battled successfully with an attack of enteric fever, was laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery on Sunday. The mourners made a pathetic group at the grave side: There were deceased's aged parents, his brothers, Mr. J. Bishop, Mr. W. Bishop, Mr. H. Bishop, and Mrs. Bedford (a sister) and her husband, and Mrs. Willmore, another sister. Deceased was borne to the grave by six of his intimate friends - big, stalwart fellows - who had known him from school days. They were Joseph and John Cooper, Isaac and Albert Webb, Alfred Allsop, and Charles Jones. There accompanied the mourners, as an escort, five Guardsmen, two Coldstreams and three Grenadiers, deceased's comrades upon the field of battle in South Africa.

On Sunday evening the Rev. F. H. Richings, preaching at St. Clement's Church, referred to the tragical end of the young soldier, and remarked that he had baptised him in that church 24 years ago, and it had been his sad duty to officiate at his burial. Suitable hymns were sung at morning and evening service.

Worcestershire Chronicle, Saturday 8th November 1902

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Arthur Bishop, 2nd Coldstream Guards - accidentally killed, 29.10.1902 2 months 2 weeks ago #64634

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'pathetic' has two meanings: -

Adjective: pathetic

1. arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness.
"she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her"

synonyms: pitiful, pitiable, piteous, to be pitied, moving, touching, poignant, plaintive, stirring, affecting, distressing, disquieting, disturbing, upsetting, miserable, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing, mortifying, sad, wretched, poor, forlorn, tragic, doleful, mournful, woeful.

2. informal -
miserably inadequate.
"he's a pathetic excuse for a man"

synonyms: feeble, woeful, sorry, poor, pitiful, lamentable, deplorable, miserable, wretched, contemptible, despicable, inadequate, meagre, paltry, insufficient, negligible, insubstantial, unsatisfactory, worthless.
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We don't seem to use the first example nowadays, not that I'm aware of.

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Arthur Bishop, 2nd Coldstream Guards - accidentally killed, 29.10.1902 2 months 2 weeks ago #64636

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Yes indeed, notwithstanding, I do not much care for them in this particular case.

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