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Friday, 25 January 2013

Mary Ann and Victor Robert Bissley - Until The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.
Monument to Mary Ann and Victor Robert Bissley, All Saints Churchyard, Boyne Hill Maidenhead.
"In memory of Mary Ann Bissley died Oct 2nd 1964 aged 47 years.  Also her husband Victor Robert died Nov 2nd 1968 Aged 71 years."
Mary Ann was born Mary Ann Belson in Maidenhead in 1917.
In 1947 Mary Ann married Victor Robert Bissley, 20 years her senior. 
Victory Robert Bissley was born in Maidenhead in 1897 to Frank Bissley, a general builder and his wife Elizabeth Beaumont.
In 1901, four year old Victor is living with his parents and elder siblings at 2 All Saints Avenue, Maidenhead.  He is still there ten years laster in 1911, where he is listed as a schoolboy.
In the decmber of 1915 Victor enlisted with the Royal Engineers.  At that time he was working as a GWR (Great Western Railway) clerk.  During his service Victor suffered greatly with I.C.T (inflamed conective tissue) Feet, due to the amount of marching soilders did at the time and the poor weather conditions in the trneches.  Victor was admitted several times to Eastbourne Military Hospital in Sussex.  Eventually Victor had to undergo an operation on his foot to extract a toenail.
Victor survived the war and was discharged from the Royal Engineers on 25th October 1919.
Sadly Victor was to lose his wife in 1864.  He soon followed her in 1968.

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