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John Allan FISHER

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Surname: FISHER

Forename(s): John Allan

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 116160

Rank: Company Sergeant-Major

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada)

Division: 4th Canadian Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-12-11

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: P. V. O. 11B.

CWGC Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

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Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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John Allan Fisher (born 12 February 1881) was the son of Henry and Alice Fisher, née Hirst. Henry was born at Flockton and Alice at Meltham, Yorkshire.

1881 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 2, Gladstone Street - John A. Fisher, aged 7 weeks, born Skipton, son of Henry and Alice Fisher.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Gladstone Street - John A. Fisher, aged 10 years, born Skipton, son of Alice Fisher, widow.

John was married to Emily Monica Heyworth in Canada.

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

FISHER, Company Sergeant Major John Allan, aged 36, Canadian Regiment, youngest son of the late Mr. Hy. Fisher and Mrs. Fisher, 12 Gladstone Street, Skipton, died of wounds Dec. 11, 1917.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Canadian Division

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Surname: FISHER

Forename(s): J A

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 116160

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: 72nd Bn.

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Died Date: 11/12/1917

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Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

In the Memorial Chamber are the eight ‘Books of Remembrance’ that contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of Canada

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Company Sergeant-Major John Allan Fisher

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Company Sergeant-Major John Allan Fisher

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

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14 December 1917

FISHER – Died of wounds received in action, Dec. 11th, Coy. Sergt. Major John Allan Fisher, of the Canadian Regiment, youngest son of the late Mr. Henry Fisher and Mrs. Fisher, of 12, Gladstone Street, Skipton, and husband of Mrs. Fisher, now in Canada, aged 36.

14 December 1917

A FORMER SKIPTONIAN KILLED

News has been received that Coy.-Sergt. Major John Allan Fisher, youngest son of the late Mr. Henry Fisher and Mrs. Fisher, of 12, Gladstone Street, Skipton, has died in hospital in Rouen, of wounds received in action on December 11th. He went out to Canada about ten years ago and enlisted soon after the outbreak of war, coming over to England in July, 1916. He leaves a wife and two sons in Canada. He is the husband of Mrs. Fisher (née Miss Monica Heyworth, late of Eastby). He was 36 years of age.

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