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Captain John Wilfred Fisher

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Awards D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order)

Born at Nottingham. Son of Horace Arthur and Sarah Kate Fisher, of Arno Vale, Nottingham. Educated Malvern And Trinity College, Cambridge. Went to France 14th July 1915. Was wounded at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 30th October 1915 by a German sniper and rejoined his battalion 11th December 1915 at Ypres, when he took over command of "D" Company. He was wounded again 16th February 1916 at Ypres and for the third time 3rd March 1916. On recovery, he rejoined his battalion on 15th June 1916. He was again wounded when in the Quadrangle support line near Contalmaison on the Somme, France, 7th July 1916. He died from these wounds 8th July 1916, age 23. He was awarded the D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order) London Gazette 30th March 1916 " For conspicuous gallantry on the 14th February 1916, near Ypres/Commines Canal. When the enemy blew up a portion of the front line trench, he drove off their attack and skilfully organised the defence. He continued fighting long after he was wounded, and set a fine example to all around him".

Buried/Commemorated : Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France. Plot 1. Row A, Grave 15.

Captain Fisher is also commemorated on the following local memorials:--
Arnot Hill Park War Memorial, Arnold, Nottinghamshire.

St. Mary's Church War Memorial, Arnold, Nottinghamshire.
St. Paul's Church War Memorial, Daybrook, Nottinghamshire.

His brother Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Herbert Fisher, 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.