Norma Bissaker and Frank Bissaker on their wedding day, 1941

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Studio portrait of the wedding party at the marriage of NX57392 Lieutenant Frank Sherral Bissaker and Norma Sherrie Bissell. The attendants are Horrie Bissell and Nita Bissell and an unnamed flower girl.

Lt Bissaker, a member of the 2/13 Battalion, was killed in action in Egypt on 29 October 1942. Lt Bissaker is listed on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial.

Mrs Norma Bissaker's dress is in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. You can read a little about it in our blog post called Wedding dresses, part 2

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  1. anneinparis16 64 months ago | reply

    This is so similar to many other wedding photos from this time - including of our family members! Nice that something so personal made it into the AWM collections!

  2. Australian War Memorial collection 64 months ago | reply

    Thanks annieinparis16 we do have lots of personal photographs in the collection, not just your 'military' sorts of photos (although of course we have a lot of those too!). Sometimes the personal photographs are followed by sadness as the soldiers did not return from war. I often think these photographs capture a lovely happy moment and this may be the last visual memory a family has. See this image for a photograph like that

  3. wellentratsch 62 months ago | reply

    oh.. this is a lovely photo!

  4. besu25 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fascination Nostalgia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. nodroc. 61 months ago | reply

    que bonita

  6. besu25 58 months ago | reply

    Invitation / Invitación / Einladung / Invito / Convite / Uitnodiging / Приглашение /招待

    The photo is beautiful and please your photo in the group

  7. Yousef Malallah 56 months ago | reply

    This is a masterpiece!

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  8. Old Farts on Parade 45 months ago | reply

    I remember these type of shots, this is where I learned to colour photos before I even touched a camera. Thanks for the memories

  9. Jen Yeaman 42 months ago | reply

    This is lovely, is it hand tinted?

  10. Dave's Youth Sports 37 months ago | reply

    It's definitely hand colored, we take color photos so much for granted nowadays. This photo demonstrates the best of a photographer's talent in the pre-kodacolor days (Kodacolor came into use in 1942).

  11. i.munkz 9 months ago | reply

    i love this classsic photo. With classic style, this wedding photo was so awsome. try white wedding dress with red accents for different style of wedding

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