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Eric Bisset awarded Military Cross

Eric Bisset was the third of four sons of Fanny and James Bisset. He was seriously wounded at Ypres in late 1917. During his convalescence he was awarded the Military Cross.

Eric Bisset was the third of four sons of Fanny and James Bisset, all of whom entered the military during the course of World War I. Eric was injured early in a battlefield accident, nearly having his eye put out by the armature of a device that lobbed grenades into enemy trenches. He convalesced from this injury in rather luxurious circumstances, as described in a letter from his mother to her sister (one of several letters written by Fanny and compiled in a document available in this library). He returned to battle, having been promoted from Corporal to 2nd Lt., and eventually to Captain. On Oct. 26, 1917 he was quite seriously wounded at Ypres, France. He was in convalescence for nearly 10 months. The Edinburgh Gazette of January 1, 1918 reports that he was awarded the Military Cross. After the war, Eric became a resident of Tenerife where he was the manager of an enterprise. He apparently did not marry. He returned to England much later in life and is buried there.

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