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  cap badgeLance Corporal Peter Bisset

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

Peter Bisset grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Peter ( /10/1853- ) and Mary Ann Bisset (02/04/1855-09/10/1923) of 551 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada previously 27 Corsewall St, Coatbridge. Peter's older half brother Stoker 1st Class William Bisset of the Royal Navy survived the Battle of Jutland but died soon after in Queenstown, Ireland. Peter's Father's children with Isabella Bisset (1854- ) - Margaret 'Maggie' Bisset (1876– ) Born - abt 1876 • Old Monkland, William Bisset (1877–07/04/1916) Born - 01/09/1877 • Old Monkland, Isabella 'Bella' Bisset (1881– ) Born - abt 1881 • Old Monkland. Peter's Father's children with Mary Bisset - James Bisset (1887– ) Born - Dec 1887 • Old Monkland, Jeanie 'Jane' Bisset(1889– ) Born - abt 1889 • Old Monkland, Elizabeth Drummond 'Bessie' Bisset (1891–1961) Born - Dec 1891 • Old Monkland, Mary White Bisset (1893–1928) Born - About Feb 1893 • Old Monkland, Peter Bisset (02/02/1896–31/07/1918) Born - Feb 1896 • Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

7a Middle Row, Whifflet, Coatbridge / 551 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Killed in Action 31/07/1918 Fampoux


Winnipeg Town Hall, Manitoba, Canada 01/07/1915


Clerk, MHS Mining Company, Winnipeg, Canada previously Lochrin Iron Works Office.


22 / DOB - 02/02/1896

Buried / Remembered

Anzin St Aubin British Cemetery (IV. D. 21), 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 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". Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the See Directory for Peter's half brother William's page. 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). See photos for Peter's CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, his Death Register, his Attestation Papers x 2, Anzin St Aubin British Cemetery and the Canadian Infantry Cap Badge. Peters grave inscription reads "UNTIL THE MORNING BREAKS ".

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