war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


1891 census at 6, Widred Road, Dover, Kent.
Charles Bissenden age 42, occupation engine driver, born Kent Deal.
Matilda age 45, born Sussex Northiam.
Charles age 14, apprentice boiler maker, Kent, Dover.
Catherine M. age 12, Dover.
Ellen R. age 10, Dover.
William E. age 8, Dover.
George age 7, Dover.
Albert J. age 2, Dover.

1901 census at 6, Widred Road, Dover, Kent.
Charles Bissenden age 52, retired railway engine driver, Born Deal, Kent.
Matilda age 55, born Northiam Sussex.
William age 18, carpenters apprentice, Dover, Kent.
George age 17, carpenters apprentice, Dover, Kent.
Bert age 12, Dover, Kent.
Pension Record of
5998 – Albert James Bissenden – Army Ordnance Corp.
Parish of Dover, Kent.
Age 18 years 10 months.
Occupation carpenter.
Enlisted 15 June 1907 at Dover.
Home 15/6/07 to 14/6/10.
Army Reserve 15/6/07 to 9/8/14.
New Zealand 10/8/14 to 19/11/14.
Home 20/11/14 to 28/12/15.
EEF 29/12/15 to 21/2/17.
Home 22/2/17 to 1/6/17.
Next of kin – mother Mrs M. Bissenden, 4? Heathfield Avenue Dover and brother George Royal Engineers.
To whom married.
Mabel Minnie Reeves – spinster – Parish church St. Bartholomew’s Charlton-by-Dover. 12/12/15. Wife’s address 26, Washington Villas, Monins Road, Dover.
22/11/16 admitted NYD Cairo.
Invalided to England per HS Letitia, Alexandria, 10/2/17.
Next of kin – Mother living at 24, Alfred Road, Dover and brother George Canada.
Week Ending 23 May 1917.
Pte. 5998 Albert James Bissenden . Regt. Army Ordnance Corp.
Date of discharge – 1/6/17.
Age 28 years.
Address 26, Granville Street, Dover, Kent.
Character – Very Good.
Badges – 2.
Cause of discharge. Physically Unfit – Neurasthenia.
Originated November 16 at Cairo.
Result of active service due to stress and strain. Will not require treatment as an out patient.
He had been employed by Mr. W.H. Grigg, Contractor and Builder, Beaconsfielsd Road, Dover.

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