Alan Ecila Longmore BISSET


BISSET, Alan Ecila Longmore

Service Number: 22919
Enlisted: 20 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Murrumbeena, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 20 October 1917
Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, Flanders, Belgium
Plot XI, Row F, Grave No. 13
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World War 1 Service

20 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 22919, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 22919, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
4 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, England
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22919, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Messines
5 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Belgium
20 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22919, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Menin Road, SW to cheek. Rejoined unit 8 October 1917.
20 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22919, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Passchendaele

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"...22919 Gunner Alan Ecila Longmore Bisset, 7th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) from Murrumbeena, Victoria. A 25 year old engine driver prior to enlisting on 20 January 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 1st Reinforcements of the 8th FAB from Melbourne aboard HMAT Medic on 20 May 1916. On arrival in France, he transferred to the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column and then to the 7th FAB. He was wounded in action on 20 September 1917 and after medical treatment, returned to his unit two weeks later. He was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 20 October 1917 and buried in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. His older brother, 4751 Private Eric Simson Bisset, 46th Battalion was killed in action in France on 14 November 1916." - SOURCE (