Richard Kissack (1894 - 10 Jan 1918)

Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 159th Heavy Bty.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/01/1918
Service No: 64488
Additional information: Son of William and Clara Kissack, of 26, Victoria St., Newcastle-on-Tyne. Born Isle of Man.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. N. 24.
Country: Belgium
Locality: Ieper, West-Vlaanderen
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Location Information: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. After crossing the N38 Westhoekweg, the first right hand turning leads onto the Zevekotestraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Zevekotestraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross.
Historical Information: During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church. Field ambulances were posted there continuously. Until July 1917 burials had been made in the Military Cemetery, but the arrival of the 32nd, 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations, in preparation for the new Allied offensive launched that month, made it necessary to open the New Military Cemetery. The New Military Cemetery No 3 opened in August and continued in use until May 1918. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 contains 975 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
No. of Identified Casualties: 973

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Manx Notebook - > Brother of Miss Isobel Kissack,. Newtown, Santon.

Santon, Isle of Man
Service Number
159th Heavy Battery
Regiment or Service
Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of death
10 January 1918
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Theatre of War
France & Flanders
Age at Death
Family Details
Son of William and Clara Kissack, of 26, Victoria St., Newcastle-on-Tyne. Brother of Miss Isobel Kissack, Newtown, Santon
Buried or Commemorated
BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave or Memorial Reference
Plot I. Row N. Grave 24.