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  cap badgeLance Corporal Peter Bisset

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

Peter Bisset grave

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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. In his Will Peter left all his property and effects to his father. Peter's Pension was originally awarded to his father Peter of 720 Atlantic Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was then awarded to his mother Mary Ann of 226 Swandon Road, Easterhouse, Scotland on the 27/07/1920.

Born / Resided

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

Died

Killed in Action on the 31/07/1918 at Fampoux

Enlisted

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

Employed

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

Age

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 embarked from Halifax, Canada on the 20/05/1916 and arrived in Liverpool on the 30/05/1916. He proceeded for service overseas from Southampton on the 12/08/1916 and arrived in Le Havre a day later. 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. On the 05/05/1917 Peter received a gunshot wound to his left leg at Givenchy. He was taken to 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, France on the 07/05/1917 then to Edinburgh War Hospital, Bangour, Midlothian. from the 12/05/1917 until the 23/05/1917 then onto the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Bromley, Kent on the 25/05/1917. He was discharged on the 30/05/1917. On the 22/10/1917 Peter was at the No. 11 Canadian General Hospital at Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe (suffering from Haemorrhoids) then onto the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Monks Horton, Kent until the 18/12/1917. Peter was also wounded by a gunshot wound to his left thigh on the 30/04/1918 and was treated at the 57th Casualty Clearing Station then the 56th General Hospital, Etaples on the 02/05/1918, then No. 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples on the 12/05/1918 then the 14th Convalescent Depot in Trouville. Peter 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 britishwargraves.co.uk. See Directory for Peter's half brother William's page. He is also remembered on the Maxwell Church and in the St Augustine's 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, the Canadian Infantry Cap Badge and Peter's Service Records. Peter's grave inscription reads "UNTIL THE MORNING BREAKS".

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