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Colonel Frederick Hermann Kisch

Male 1888 - 1943  (54 years)


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  • Name Frederick Hermann Kisch 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Born 23 Aug 1888  Darjeeling, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Brig Frederick Hermann Kisch C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. was born on 23 August 1888 at Darjeeling, India.3,4 He was the son of Michael Kisch and Alice Charlotte Elkin.5 He appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 as Son, age 2, birthplace Darjiling, India.4 He appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 at 55 Canynge Road, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, as Son, age 12, birthplace India, and he was a British Subject.6 He was mentioned in 'The London Gazette' Issue 28049 published on the 9 August 1907:

    'The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military Academy, to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 23 July 1907

     ....... Frederick Hermann Kisch.....'
     .7
    He was listed with those 'To Be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order' in 'The London Gazette' Issue 29438 published on the 11 January 1916:

    'Captain Fredrick Hermann Kisch, Royal Engineers.8'

    He was listed in 'The Decorations conferred by The President of the French Republic, Croix de Guerre' in 'The London Gazette' Issue 30030 published on the 20 April 1917 as follows:

    'Captain Frederick Hermann Kisch, DSO, Royal Engineers.9'

    He was listed in 'Decorations conferred by by His Excellency The President of the Republic of China, Order of Wen-Hu, 5th class' in 'The London Gazette' Issue 31783 published on the 13 February 1920:

    'Captain and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Frederick Hermann Kirsch, D.S.O., Royal Engineers.10'
    He was listed in 'The London Gazette Issue' 35697 published on the 8 September 1942 as follows:

    'CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS
    OF KNIGHTHOOD.
    9th September,1942.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments'to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November,1941,to April,1942:—
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:—

    Brigadier (temporary)Frederick -Hermann Kisch,
    C.B.E.,D.S.O.(4035),retired pay,Corps of Royal
    Engineers (Res.of Off.).12'

    He died during WWII when he was 'killed with his staff by an enemy land mine, 7 April 1943 while organising reconstruction of bridge at Wadi Akarit, Tripolitania, essential to the advance'

    For more biographical details see 'The Samuel Family of Liverpool and London.1'

    He was buried after 7 April 1943 at Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia, Grave Reference: VI. F. 22; as 'Officer de la Legion D'Honneur, Guerre (France) avec Palme. Son of Hermann Michael and Alice Kisch; husband of Ruth Laura Kisch, of Aldingbourne, Sussex'

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provide the following historical information:

    'In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force. The campaign began on 8 November 1942, when Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Meanwhile, in the south, the Axis forces defeated at El Alamein were withdrawing into Tunisia along the coast through Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army. By mid April 1943, the combined Axis force was hemmed into a small corner of north-eastern Tunisia and the Allies were grouped for their final offensive. The Eighth Army attack on the position at Enfidaville on 19 April captured the village, but strong resistance meant no further progress was possible. Attacks further north met with greater success and Tunis fell on 7 May, Bizerta on the 8th. By 11 May, the position at Enfidaville was surrounded at resistance ceased on the following day. Most of those buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery died in the final battles from March to the beginning of May. The cemetery contains 1,551 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 88 of them unidentified.13' 
    Hebrew Birth 16 Elu 5648 
    Hebrew Death 2 Nis 5703 
    Immigration London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Darjeeling, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Apr 1943  Wadi Akarit, Tripolitania, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Apr 1943  Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave Reference: VI. F. 22;
    Person ID I9692  Blank Family
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2010 

    Father Hermann Michael Kisch,   b. 1850,   d. 1942, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother UNNAMED,   b. Yes - date unknown,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F6686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Laura Franklin,   b. 21 Mar 1891, Aldingbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Married 31 Oct 1926 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F6776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1888 - Darjeeling, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Darjeeling, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1943 - Wadi Akarit, Tripolitania, Tunisia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Apr 1943 - Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia Link to Google Earth
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