Tuesday 17 February 2009

Private John Fisher

Born on 9 June 1874 in Wiltshire, England - husband of Alice Fisher, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as civil servant, married, currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years), previously a member of the Wiltshire Regiment in England (sixteen years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 41 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 April 1916 (number 246095) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 September 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery (grave III.D.15), Belgium.

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