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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
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Charles Fisher

Rifle Brigade

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Unknown - Unknown
France and Flanders - 19 April 1916
Served in
Rifle Brigade
British War Medal & Victory Medal
26 Argyle Road, Custom House, London

Charles' story

Fisher is a popular name, so although we think this is most likely to be the identity of this man, it could be wrong. Please get in touch if you have more information about  this hero. The bell has C Fisher listed as a Private.

Rifleman Charles Fisher served in the First Battalion, Rifle Brigade. During the first four months of 1916 the 1st Battalion was fighting on the Somme.  From 30 March until 2 May it was alternatively in the line or reserve trenches in the area of Pommier (some 12 miles south-west of Arras).  It might have been during this time that Rfm Fisher was wounded and subsequently died of his wounds on 19 April.

Thanks to Barry Langridge for his research on the men of the Rifle Brigade.

Service Number
Lily Violet
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France
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  1. Jacqueline Connor
    March 30, 2016
    12:27 am

    26 Argyle Road, Customs House is the address shown on my grandmother’s marriage certificate (Norah Jennings) where she was residing in October 1920. One of the witnesses on her certificate is L. V. Fisher (Lily Violet?) My grandmother was an orphan and placed in a shared foster home at 42 Pulteney Rd, S Woodford and is shown there in the 1911 census. I wonder if Charles was also an orphan from the area.
    I came on this website quite by chance whilst looking for information regarding my grandmother’s time as an orphan.
    Warm regards, J Connor

    • Kevin Fisher
      October 4, 2017
      10:49 am

      My Great Grandafther Charles Fisher, married to Lily Violet Fisher was actually at 28 Argyle Road and therefore a neibour of Norah Jennings. This probably explains Violet being a Witness at Norah’s wedding.

      Charles Joined the Rifle Brigade on 27/04/1916, was wounded (head wound) on 14/04/1917 and died on 19/04/2017.

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