Wiskar, Joseph William

Dates:

War Service:
Captain JOSEPH WILLIAM WISKAR of the 6th battalion London Regiment (City of London Rifles). He was promoted to lieutenant on 18 May 1915 and temporary captain on 14 December 1915. He was confirmed in the rank on 1 June 1916.

He died in Mont Doré Military Hospital, Bournemouth on 6 March 1917, of wounds sustained at the Battle of Loos in September 1915. He was 23. After use in the Great War as a hospital, in 1921 the Mont Doré Hotel became Bournemouth Town Hall.

He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at Haberdashers' Aske’s school, New Cross.

Details:
He was the only son of Mr and Mrs J D Wiskar of St Mary’s Road, Peckham.

Source:
CWGC; The Times; London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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