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Bissett, John McKessor

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_145
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bissett, John McKessor
Bissett, Nellie
Bissett, John MacKeeson
Bissett, John MacKessor
Bissett, James Macdonnell
Bissett, Edith Minerva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
34th Battalion
1st Battalion
Place
Cerisy, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of death]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and enlistment]
Geographic Access
Cerisy, Picardie, France
Aberdeen, Scotland
Amiens, Picardie, France
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Bissett, John McKessor (also spelled MacKessor) Private. Service Number: 402255 Private John McKessor Bissett was born on July 8, 1892 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He enlisted at Berlin, Ontario on January 30, 1915, at age 22. His occupation was stone cutter. He was the son of James Macdonnell Bissett and Nellie Bissett, and the husband of Edith Minerva Bissett, of Bridgeport, Ontario. He was killed in action on August 17, 1918. Additional information about this soldier can be found in the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bisset, John McKessor Private. Belonged to 1st Canadian Battalion (formerly of the 34th). He was killed in action at Amiens August 17, 1918 at the age of twenty-six. Buried in Beaufort Cemetery, France. He lived in Kitchener. He was born in U.S.A. His next of kin is Mrs. Nellie Bissett, 8 Dill St., Kitchener or 146 Peter St.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_D_141
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Dudley, Harold Dudley, John Charles
Dudley, Mary Davies
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of death]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cerisy, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Amiens, Picardie, France
Kitchener, Ontario
Cerisy, Picardie, France
Birmingham, England
Notes
Born April 5, 1896 in Birmingham, England, Harold Dudley immigrated with his family to southern Ontario in 1906. From that time until Harold enlisted in the army, the family lived in various communities including Washington (Oxford County), New Toronto (later part of Etobicoke), and Berlin (later Kitchener). As a young man, Harold worked as a teamster. It was in September 1914, while serving with the 24th Regiment Grey's Horse militia that Harold enlisted. He joined the Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment, 1st Battalion. At this time, Harold was living on Woodside Avenue, Berlin with his parents, John Charles (who was employed at Lang Tannery, Berlin) and Mary Davies and brothers Charles, Walter, and Thomas Frank. It was on August 9, 1918, during the Battle of Amiens, that Harold was killed. He died while on transport duty during military operations in the vicinity of Beaufort, killed by a bomb dropped from a plane. He is buried at the Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Dudley, Harold Private. His relatives live at 54 Mill Street, Kitchener, Ontario.
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