Service no. 156714
Lance Corporal, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 200th Coy., formerly 10935, Royal West Surrey Regiment
Born in Stockwell; lived in Streatham
Killed in action age 20 on 7 October 1918
CWGC: “Son of Mr W. C. Lissenden, of 51 Oxford Street, London.”
Remembered at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France and on the war shrine at St Michael’s Church, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0DA
Information from the censuses
In 1911 Cecil Walter Lissenden, aged 12, lived at 34 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, an 8-roomed house, with his father, Cecil Cooper Lissenden, a 44-year-old singing master born in London, his grandfather, Walter Lissenden, 72, born in Lenham, Kent, and grandmother, Elizabeth Lissenden, 82, from Canterbury, Kent. Cecil and his father had lived at this address with Walter and Elizabeth since at least 1901, when Cecil Cooper Lissenden described himself as a dramatist and playwriter. Walter was a retired merchant tailor’s assistant.