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VC1132    William Davidson Bissett

Name   William Davidson Bissett   No.      

VC Issue No.   1132   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), 1/6th Battalion


Now   5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Bauchlands, St Martin's, Perthshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Wrexham War Memorial Hospital, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Pentrebychan Crematorium, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales

Date Buried/Cremated   17 May 1971

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  10 July 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, St Martins Church, Balbeggie, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

By The Way…

The nickname of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders is The Red Line

VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland



VC 1131 VC 1133
VC 1131
VC 1133

BORN   7 August 1893

DIED   12 May 1971   AGE   77

VC Won   25 October 1918    AGE    25

Place VC Won   East of Maing, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War