King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Bisseker, John Wallis

Second Lieutenant ▪ 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

John Wallis Bisseker, born in February 1882, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1894. Like his brother Arthur, he resided at 150, Hampstead Road with his parents, Tilden and Mary, and his three brothers. He and Arthur were both killed in the war.

The School records contain very little about these Bissekers, though another branch of the same Bisseker family is regularly mentioned with particular regard to cricket.

In 1916, John joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps, and was later gazetted as a Second Lieutenant to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, in the same Battalion as his brother, Arthur. He was killed in action on 1st April 1917, at the age of thirty-five, on the Somme. He is buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France. John’s father applied for his medals in May 1920.