James Chalmers BISSON

BISSON, James Chalmers

Service Number: 2788
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Carrington Connolly Park War Memorial Gates, Carrington Football Club HR, Newcastle & District Firemen HR, Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2788, 4th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2788, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney


The Following transcription is from my Late Great Grandfather, James Chalmers Bisson’s World War I Diary.
It was sent to me in (2005) by Father’s Cousin, Donnivan, (Donnie) Bisson of Newcastle. He did so after her learned of my keen interest in the Family Tree, it was also the time my own father was diagnosed with Cancer and died soon after.

Page one

J C Bisson
56th Batt
Next of Kin
Mrs J C Bisson
Little Bourke Street
New South Wales
Page Two
To J Bisson
From D Messenger
Wishing you
God Speed
& Safe Return
D Messengers
15th September 1915

Page Three

Left Sydney Sept 30th 5 PM 1915
Arrived Port Suez 30th October 1916 7.am
Left Boat 4 pm Oct 31st
Arrived Zeitoun+ 10.30 PM
Acting Lance Corporal Nov 2nd
Received first lesson Nov 9th
Shipped camp to Abbassia++ 6th Dec
Jan 6th Left Abbassia Camp 9.15 am
Arrived at Tell EL Kebir+++ 12.30 Same day
First night in Dug out 8th Jan
Xxx Neddy Lover 9th Jan Also Berxxx
Received all paperos 9th – 10th of Jan
Returned M Messageers and Duncancs + Cauler Pancils on Feb 19th
Prevented from writing from Feb 18th to 20th
Made L Cpl again on 13th Feb
Made Corporal on 13th March

Page 4
Prince of Wales Visited Camp 22/3/16
Left Tel-EL Keive pst 27/3/16
Marched 16 Miles first & Second Days
Done 20 Miles Sandy Desert All the
Mon(?) badly done up. Arrived at
Camp 3rd day 12.30

Shifted camp to Duntroon Plateau
8th May 1916 In Trenches
Shifted Camp to M Kerrabla 14/5/16
Confirmed Corporal on 26/5/16
Back Again Sirius Post 30/05/16
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