Bissenden, Francis James

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Francis James Bissenden

Rank: Sergeant

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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  1. 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.

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