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John Fisher

In memory of:

Private John Fisher

June 3, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

446622

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 30, 1897
Glasgow, Scotland

Son of William L. and Margaret Carrigan Fisher, of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 86 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. B. 6.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Letter– I have submitted the inside of the card and this is a photo of the outside of the card.
  • Letter– A Christmas Card received from Private John Fisher 1915-16.  My  mother and John were friends.  I have a wonderful collection of letters that were exchanged between my mother and her many friends from Calgary Alberta that fought in the 1st War.  These letters are so special as they are the voice of those who bravely fought and the voice of  those that dearly cared for them.
  • Newspaper clipping– Calgary Herald June 16, 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Crop of article from June 16, 1916 Calgary Herald Front Page
  • Newpaper clipping– Memorial Notice inserted in the Calgary Herald by William L. Fisher, the father of Pte. John Fisher.
  • Newspaper clipping– Pte. John Fisher was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  He enlisted in the C.E.F. on May 5th, 1915 in Calgary, Alberta.

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