Great War Dundee
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George Stephens Bissett
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: S/22488
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 24.07.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 8
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Cupar
- Address: 207 Perth Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Inland Revenue Valuation Dept, Albert Sq, Dundee
More about George Stephens Bissett
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
George Stephens Bisset S/22488 Seaforth Highlanders
WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.
His many friends in Dundee will learn with deep regret of the death at the front of Pte. George Stephens Bisset of the Seaforth Highlanders,
Pte. Bisset, who was 34 years of age, was a native of Cupar, and was the only son of the late Mr Forbes Bisset, licensed grocer, Burnside, Cupar, but he had been resident in Dundee for a considerable number of years, and lived with his aunt, Miss Stephens, 207 Perth Road.
For seven years he was a member of the staff in the office of the Procurator-Fiscal at Cupar, in which he served his apprenticeship, and he was in South Africa for three and a half years. Prior to his enlistment at the outbreak of war, Pte. Bisset, was on the staff of the Inland Revenue Valuation Department, Albert Square, where he was esteemed not only as a very competent official, but for his genial and obliging characteristics.
A shell penetrated the dug-out in which Pte. Bisset and three of his comrades were located. Two were killed and two seriously wounded
Dundee Courier 2nd August 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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