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William Avery "Billy" Bishop and his Boyhood Home

William Avery Bishop

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

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Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Grey
The City of Owen Sound
At the Billy Bishop Boyhood Home National Historic Site
948 3rd Avenue West between 9th Street West and 10th Street West


Coordinates: N 44 33.967 W 80 56.841

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Plaque Text

This house is the birthplace and childhood home of Billy Bishop, the legendary flying ace who won renown with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force during the First World War. In 1917 and 1918, Bishop flew daring missions in his Nieuport and SE5 scout aircraft, and was credited with shooting down 72 enemy aircraft. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, and other medals for valour, becoming one of Canada's most decorated servicemen. Today, the house stands as a memorial to the small-town boy who became a celebrated aviation idol and remains today one of Canada's most recognized national heroes.


Another plaque at this location
William Avery "Billy" Bishop 1894-1956

Related Ontario plaque
William Avery Bishop, V.C., 1894-1956

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