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Lance Corporal Peter Bisset

78th Battalion ( Manitoba Regiment ), Canadian Infantry
Service No: 147036

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter and Mary Bisset of 551 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada previously 27 Corsewall St, Coatbridge. Peters brother Stoker 1st Class William Bisset of the Royal Navy survived the Battle of Jutland but died soon after in Queenstown, Ireland (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 551 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Died

Killed in Action 31/07/1918 Fampoux

Enlisted

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 01/07/1915

Employed

Clerk

Age

22 / DOB - 02/02/1896

Buried / Remembered

Anzin St Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was begun by the 51st (Highland) Division early in April 1917, and carried on by artillery units and field ambulances until October 1917. It was then used by the 30th and 57th Casualty Clearing Stations. The 51st Division came back to it in April 1918 and it was closed the following September. The graves of three Indian cavalrymen were brought to it from ANZIN-ST. AUBIN FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY, which was West of the village, in 1922. The cemetery contains 358 First World War burials, 145 of which belonged, or were attached, to Artillery units.

Additional Information

Peter was one of a fighting patrol which came in contact with the enemy post in `Pat Trench`in the evening of 31/07/1918 at Fampoux. He was leading the patrol on a bomb attack of the post with hand grenades when he was Peter was shot dead by an enemy sentry (see photo of death register). He was twice wounded in action. He previously served with the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers. Peter arrived in England aboard the Steam ship "Empress of Britain". Also remembered on the Maxwell Church and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Rolls of Honour (see photos) and in the Canadian 1st World War book of Remembrance (see photos). Peters grave inscription reads "UNTIL THE MORNING BREAKS ". For Peters attestation papers (see photos)

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