|John Hutton Bisdee|
Major John Bisdee c.1915
|Born||28 September 1869
Melton Mowbray, Tasmania
|Died||14 January 1930
|Buried at||St James Churchyard, Jericho|
|Years of service||1900–03
|Commands held||26th Light Horse Regiment (1913–15)|
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 award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Early life and family
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.
- "First World War Service Record – John Hutton Bisdee". National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- "no. 11250". The London Gazette. 16 November 1900. p. 1111. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Latest intelligence - The Coronation - Hobart". The Times (36845). London. 13 August 1902. p. 3.
- 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 10 October 2014.