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George Edwin Chissell

Servicenumber :
Rank : T./Captain
Regiment : Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit : Attached to 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Date of Death : 29-10-1917
Age : 25
Grave : Plot XXI. Row BB. Grave 10. 
George Edwin Chissell was a son of Tom and Sarah Chissell, of Oakley House, Wimborne, Dorset. He was born on 2 April 1892 in Oakley, Canford. He was educated at the Middlesex Hospital and worked as a doctor. He joined the Army and served as Medical Officer of the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 
Chissell was awarded a Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 29 May 1917). On 29 May 1917 he was promoted from Lieutenant to temp. Captain (London Gazette 3 July 1917). He was awarded a Military Cross (London Gazette 19 December 1917). His citation read: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in tending the wounded both of his own battalion and others and organising their evacuation. He worked continuously in the open for twenty-four hours under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. When the battalion was relieved he remained untill the last man of his brigade had been taken away."
Chissell was mortally wounded at Bodmin Copse, a small wooded area near Gheluvelt. 
He being dead
Yet speaketh
Let your light
So shine before men
Sources: Website CWGC, website www.masonicgreatwarproject.org.uk, website www.thegazette.co.uk, website www.dmd-medals.com and website www.lijssenthoek..be 


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