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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).

Kenneth Bisset survives serious wound

Kenneth Bisset was the youngest of four sons of Fanny and James Bisset. Kenneth was shot through the cheek in late 1916. He survived and remained in the military, suffering no further wounds. He went on to become an inventor and entrepreneur.

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.

Brenda Joynson – an adventurous nurse from Warrington

Brenda Joynson – an adventurous nurse from Warrington

Brenda Joynson was a qualified nurse from Warrington. When war broke out, eschewing the military nursing services, she joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, an independent all-women paramedical organisation which managed to get to the Western Front in spite of official opposition. The FANY eventually served with three Allied Armies; Belgian, French and British.