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Private C Bissagar


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Private Charles BISSAGAR, G/21544, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds received in action, 34 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 29th September 1918.

Born Bow, London, E, Kent, son of Eliza Bissagar.


1911 Census - 19 Archibald Street, Bow, London - Eliza Julia Bissagar, wife, age 58, widow, married 34 years, 8 children, 4 still alive, born Hackney, Middlesex; Charles Bissagar, son, age 23, single, builders assistant, born Bow, Middlesex; Eliza Sarah Bissagar, daughter, age 28, single, machinist, cravat making; born Bow, Middlesex; May Bissagar, daughter, age 25, single, fancy confectionery maker, born Bow, Middlesex.


Previously served 2nd Tower? Hamlets?, 3 years.

Enlisted London, Middlesex, age 27, height 5ft 5¼ inches, old operation scar right groin. Resided 14 Kenmore Road, Hackney, E. Formerly builders clerk.

Home 9th December 1914 to 14th November 1915; BEF 15th November 1915 to 27th April 1916; Home 28th April 1916 to 21st July 1916; BEF 22nd July 1916 to 17th December 1916; Home 18th December 1916 to19th August 1918; BEF, 20th August 1918 to 29th September 1918.

9th December 1914, enlisted 2153, ??? Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 16th April 1916, admitted Hospital, influenza; 27th April 1916, to England, St Patrick; 28th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal Fusiliers; 2nd June 1916, posted 30th Royal Fusiliers; 12th July 1916, failing to comply with an order, given by an NCO, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd July 1916, Infantry Base Depot, France; 27th July 1916, posted 20th Royal Fusiliers; 18th August 1916, 34 Casualty Clearing Station, diarrhea; 21st August 1916, admitted 9 General Hospital, Rouen; 7th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 20th September 1916, posted 24th Royal Fusiliers; 24th November 1916, to Hospital, dysentery; 17th December 1916, to England, "Newhaven" ex 24 General Hospital, dysentery; 18th December 1916, posted Depot, Royal Fusiliers; 3rd May 1917, posted 6th Battalion; 24th September 1917, transferred to 67th Division Cyclist Company; transferred to 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th August 1918, embarked Folkestone; 19th August 1918, disembarked Boulogne; 20th August 1918, Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 24th August 1918, joined 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, in the Field.

16th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Eliza Bissagar, 33 Spurstone Road, Hackney, E8; Brother (half blood?) - George Alfred Bissagar, age 62, 140 High  Street, East Ham, E6; Sisters - Elizabeth Sarah Bissagar, age 37, 33 Spurstone Road, Hackney, E8; May Bissagar, age 34, Hackney Union Workhouse, 2 Sidney Road, Homerton, E8.

Buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, XV. A. 17. Pas de Calais, France.

NOTE: The Regimental History and Soldiers died in the Great War both show the name spelt BISSAGER. The CWGC and The Medal Rolls show the name spelt BISSAGAR


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