King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Bisseker, Arthur Vanderkiste

Lieutenant ▪ 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Arthur Vanderkiste Bisseker, born on 18th September 1883, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1897. He lived at 150, Hampstead Road, Handsworth with his parents, Tilden, a metal manufacturer, and Mary, as well as his three brothers. All four brothers were Old Edwardians, and the eldest John Wallis was also killed in the war.

The School records contain very little about Arthur or his brothers, although his cousins feature in the School magazines as keen cricketers.

Arthur enlisted as a Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 4th October 1917 near Ypres, aged thirty-four, having reached the rank of Lieutenant. He is buried in Dochy Farm Cemetery, Flanders. Arthur’s father Tilden applied for his medals in February 1920.