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Leslie A. Bisset treated at St. Dunstan’s

Leslie A. Bisset was the eldest of six children of Fanny and James Bisset. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in late 1914 and was blinded in battle. He was treated at St. Dunstan’s (now called Blind Veterans UK).

Leslie Atherton Bisset was the eldest of four brothers and two daughters of Fanny and James Bisset. James had died in 1893, leaving Fanny to raise their six children. Leslie was probably in the United States at the beginning of WW-I. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in late 1914. He was posted to several places, including Durban, South Africa. He became blind due to shell shock and was brought back to England to be treated at St. Dunstan’s, an institution devoted to the care of personnel blinded in the war. Although he never regained his sight, he was given training in how to run a farm and eventually obtained a farm and married his long-time sweetheart, Claire Travis in 1923. His mother and his brother Eric attended the wedding. More about Eric, his brothers and his sisters and their activities during WWI may be found in the “Letters from Liverpool” under “Attached Memorabilia” at the upper left of this page.

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