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Frederick Bishop
Bishop Single Player
Also Known As The Pride of Australia
Actor Peter O'Brien (Voice/Model)
Appearances Battlefield 1 Icon Battlefield 1
Age 53
Affiliation Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps)
Weapon SMLE MKIII Optical
Model 10-A
Flare Gun
Binoculars
First appearance The Runner
Last appearance Remember Us
Status KIA
"You're Australian. We're impossible to kill."
— Bishop to Jack Foster

Frederick Bishop is a character featured in the campaign of Battlefield 1. He is the playable protagonist within The Runner. He and Jack Foster are assigned as message runners for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at the Gallipoli landings.

BiographyEdit

Battlefield 1 Icon
"When this is all over and the war is won, They Will Remember Us."
This section contains spoilers for Battlefield 1.

An experienced and aging soldier, Frederick Bishop was seen aboard a ship, looking off into the distance, before being asked various questions by his newly appointed partner, Jack Foster, who quickly attempts to befriend Bishop. But he is unamused at the young man's attempt and quickly tells Whitehall, the commanding officer, that "You have to get this kid off me." The officer then tells Bishop that Foster had lied about his age to get past conscription, just to see the "Pride of Australia". Bishop then unwillingly works with Foster until the landings at Gallipoli, where he requests that Jack stays at the ship until he gives the command to follow him, seeing that his partner had no experience in fighting.

After the landings at Gallipoli, Foster crept up behind Bishop, who had been quite alarmed and snaps at his partner, angered by his inexperience, naivety, and belief that war is a grand adventure where he wants to be glorified like Bishop. As he slowly watches Foster become overwhelmed with his surroundings, Bishop softens his rhetoric and then comforts his partner and teaches him the ways of a proper Australian soldier. Bishop then takes it upon himself to make sure that Foster survives the war.

Throughout the next few missions, Bishop had taken on jobs that Whitehall had requested Foster to do, fearing for Jack's life, Bishop takes on every mission, until meeting up with the Commanding Officer towards the end of the war story. The officer tells Bishop that "Those who volunteered" went up to attack the fort. Bishop, realizing Foster's naivety, goes up to the fort and finds his partner held up in a room, along with other injured soldiers. With Ottoman troops closing in on their position, escape seems unlikely, until Bishop volunteers to go deep into the Ottoman fort and make it look like he is capturing it, giving Foster and the soldiers enough time to escape. Before Foster could leave, he asked him to shoot up a flare to let him know he's safe. He then unwillingly dispersed from the room and left Bishop alone.

After making his way through the fort, he engages the enemy Ottoman forces, giving his allies time to retreat. After surviving several waves of infantry and Flame Troopers, Frederick single-handedly captures the fort, but was shot in the back by one last Ottoman soldier. Frederick; fatally wounded, lies himself up against a wall, which overlooks the Dardanelles. He spotted a flare in the distance as an indication that Foster had made it safely out of the battlefield. Bleeding out on the fort wall, he smiles, and praises Foster by saying "Good kid". Bishop soon dies, either from the ensuing friendly-fire from the British Dreadnoughts, or from succumbing to his wounds.

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