Tuesday 17 February 2009

Private John Fisher

Born on 8 January 1896 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England - son of Dr. Fisher, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student, single, no current military service, previously served in the Junior Officer Training Corps (three and a half years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 17 March 1915 (number 411076) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Imperial Army on 6 December 1915 in order to be commissioned.

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