17 May 2012

Post update - Bisdee 1914-15 Star

In September 2011 I posted the story of the 1914-15 Star awarded to Albert Bisdee. At the time the medal was placed with Jessica for safe keeping as she was the great grand daughter of Albert's NOK, Edward Barrett. Why Albert had changed his NOK from his father to Edward is a mystery. Albert's family tree was complicated further by Albert's siblings being given their father's surname but Albert was given his mother's. Jessica conducted further research and was able to establish the identity of Albert's brother's grand children. We have recently been in touch with this family and they now have the medal in their possession. At the time of our initial research I suspected that Albert was related to LTCOL John Hutton Bisdee VC OBE but I couldn't confirm it. The connection has now been confirmed by the family.

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