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Surname: FISHER

Forename(s): Evelyn

Place of Birth: Morecambe, Lancashire

Service No: 6555

Rank: Bugler

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 1st Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1916-07-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 17.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Evelyn Fisher (born 12 April 1886) was the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Fisher, née Tillotson. Robert was born at Old Buckenham, Norfolk and Sarah at Laneshaw Bridge, Lancashire.

1891 Baildon, Yorkshire Census: 42, Low Baildon - Evelyn Fisher, aged 4 years, born Morecambe, Lancashire, son of Robert and Sarah A. Fisher.

1901 Baildon, Yorkshire Census: 9, St. James Place - Evelyn Fisher, aged 14 years, born Morecambe, Lancashire, son of Robert and Sarah Ann Fisher.

1911 Gosport, Hampshire Census: New Barracks, 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps - Bugler Evelyn Fisher, aged 24 years, born Morecambe, Lancashire.

Evelyn was married to Dorothy Emily Starkey in 1914.

The British Army Service Record for Evelyn Fisher exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Rifleman Evelyn Fisher, 6555, 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 13 August 1914.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

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Surname: FISHER

Forename(s): Evelyn

Born: Morecambe, Lancs

Residence: Gosport, Hants

Enlisted: Bradford

Number: 6555

Rank: Bglr

Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Battalion: 2nd Battalion


Died Date: 25/07/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: FISHER

Forename(s): Evelyn

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6555

Rank: Bugler

Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 30


Died Date: 25/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of Robert and Sarah Fisher, of Morecambe, Lancs; husband of Dorothy E. Fisher, of 90, Queen's Rd., Gosport, Hants. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: REST IN PEACE)




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10 November 1916


On Sunday morning a memorial service to those who had fallen during the war from Sutton parish was held in St. Thomas’s Church, conducted by Rev. A.R. Light (vicar). About 60 members of the local Volunteer Corps were present, having met in the Friendly Societies’ Hall yard, under the leadership of Commander Clough. Special lessons were read and special psalms were sung. ‘O rest in the Lord’ was given on the organ by Mr. A.E. Foulds. The Vicar asked the congregation to offer prayers for the souls of those who had fallen. The following names were read out:– Privates Arnold Healey, F.W. Thompson, Walter Haggas, J.G. Bancroft, Evelyn Fisher, Tom Summerskill, Norman Riley, Henry Taylor, Lyall Taylor, R. Whitehall, E. Wilkinson, A.W. Tune, Lieut. Nelson Petty, and Capt. C.F. Horsfall.

The text from which the very sympathetic discourse was preached was 2nd Samuel, 1., 26, David’s lamentation over the death of his friend Jonathan. At the close of the very impressive service Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’ was given on the organ. At the close of the evening service, which was again conducted by the Vicar, the ‘Dead March’ in ‘Saul’ was played, and the National Anthem sung.

03 August 1917


DEDICATION OF ROLL OF HONOUR – A special service, reverent and very beautiful throughout, the dedication of the roll of honour, was conducted in St. Thomas’s Church on Sunday evening last by the vicar, Rev. A. R. Light. The roll of honour is a triptych, the top panel, a beautiful inlet picture representing ‘The Great Sacrifice.’ It contains the names of the fallen heroes, viz., Arnold Healey, F.W. Thompson, Norman Riley, Lyall Taylor, J.G. Bancroft, E. Wilkinson, Nelson Petty, W. Haggas, G. Sanderson, R. Whitehall, W. Hargreaves, T. Summerskill, A.W. Tune, C.F. Horsfall, Lewis Binns,Albert Binns, E. Fisher, and W. Blake Spencer. The left panel represents ‘The White Comrade,’ and the right ‘The watch on many waters,’ in very artistic colours. The large centre space contains the names of all who were residents in the Sutton parish and are still serving their King and country. The sermon was from the text, “Through God we shall do valiantly.” The large congregation left the church to the strains of the French National Anthem.

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