Private PS/5212, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age 34.

Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France.

Former student of english.

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Nissim was born on 16th April 1882 at Manchester to syrian born Moses and Mazal Lisbon. Educated at Manchester Grammar School (1895-1900) he entered Manchester University in 1900, gained a B.A. in English in 1904 and an M.A. in 1906. In 1908 he was called to the bar and became a barrister on the Northern Circuit with some of the cases he worked on being reported in The Manchester Guardian.

Nissim enlisted in September 1914 with the 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers and spent several months attached to the Headquarters of the 251st Company Royal Engineers undertaking legal work. He rejoined his battalion in July 1916 and was killed during the Battle of the Somme at High Wood later that month.

Nissim left effects to the value of £3564 11s 4d to Albert Abdala Lisbon, a shipping merchant, and Edgar Youatt, a solicitor.