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Forename(s): Henry Brian
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 9th Coy
Division: 3rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 20.
CWGC Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L’ABBE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Henry Brian Fisher, known as Brian (born 7 August 1895), was the son of George Edward and Lilian Fisher, née Dewhurst, daughter of Thomas Henry and Maria Dewhurst. George was born at Portarlington, Queen's County, Ireland and Lilian at Skipton, Yorkshire. Henry was related to Colonel Bertram Hopkinson (q.v.); Lieutenant Rudolph Cecil Hopkinson (q.v.) and to Gladys Dewhurst the wife of Major Atholl Murray-MacGregor (q.v.).
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Swadford Street - Henry B. Fisher, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of George Ed. and Lilian Fisher.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: 2/Lt & Capt Henry Brian Fisher, 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers & 9th [Coy] Machine Gun Corps. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 21 June 1915. Correspondence: Mrs. L. Fisher applies for late sons medals, 3 February 1922. Address: Dr. G.E. Fisher (Father) Swadford, Skipton, Yorks.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Capt. H.B. Fisher, Northumberland Fus. D. of W. 24.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Lieut H.B. Fisher, M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 24. 7.16 of wounds. To whom Issued/Amount: Administrator - George Edward Fisher Esq. £81 17s. 6d.
Henry is commemorated in the War Cloister at Winchester College.
Photograph courtesy of ‘The Warden and Scholars of Winchester College’.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
FISHER, Lieut. H.B., aged 20, Northumberland Fus., younger son of Dr. G. E. Fisher, Skipton, died of wounds received in action July, 1916.
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Lieutenant Henry Brian FISHER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division
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