|John Hutton Bisdee|
|Born||28 September 1869
Melton Mowbray, Tasmania, Australia
|Died||14 January 1930
Jericho, Tasmania, Australia
|Buried at||St James Churchyard, Jericho, Tasmania|
|Allegiance||Commonwealth of Australia|
|Years of service||1900 – 1903
1906 – 1921
|Commands held||26th Light Horse Regiment|
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
John Hutton Bisdee VC, OBE (28 September 1869 – 14 January 1930) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Bisdee was born on 28 September 1869 at Hutton Park, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania.
In 1904 he married Georgiana Thodosia Hale who was the daughter of Bishop Matthew Blagden Hale.
- On 1 September 1900 near Warm Bad, Transvaal, South Africa, Trooper Bisdee was one of an advance scouting party passing through a narrow gorge, when the enemy suddenly opened fire at close range and six out of the party of eight were wounded, including two officers. The horse of one of the wounded officers bolted and Trooper Bisdee dismounted, put the officer on his own horse and took him out of range of the very heavy fire.
Bisdee later served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the First World War, where he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), as well as being Mentioned in Despatches.
- "First World War Service Record - John Hutton Bisdee". National Archives of Australia. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- L. A. Simpson, 'Bisdee, John Hutton (1869 - 1930)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 298–299.
- "Boer War and First World War Service Record - John Hutton Bisdee". National Archives of Australia. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Boer War (Ian Uys, 2000)