Francis James Bissenden
Regiment: 12th Battalion (Southdowns), Royal Sussex Regiment
Parents: Mr T F & Mrs E Bissenden
Wife: Mrs Bissenden
Brother: Charles Ernest Bissenden
Home Address: 6 Broomgrove Road, Hastings
Parent’s Address: 136 Hughenden Road, Hastings
Other Info: For Active Service. According CWGC, Francis died on 17th October 1916. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7c. His parents later lived at 103 Beaconsfield Road, Hastings.
Francis Bissenden was my mother’s father. She, Gladys Gertrude Bissenden (Wright) was born in April 30, 1916 and never met her father. Mom’s mother Caroline Ellen Bissenden (nee Lepper) remarried a William Wright. When mom was about 8, she along with older brother Frank and parents emigrated to Canada and settled in Thunder Bay (then Fort William) Ontario. (Thank you to Michelle Sim for this information).
Published: June 1915 & October 1916
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