Other names: Ernest Edwin
Locations in this story: Hardings Lane, Melbury Abbas, DorsetFrance & FlandersDuisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, FranceCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury
Story: Ernest Edwin Fisher was born in 1895 in Melbury Abbas, Dorset. He was the son of Edwin Fisher or Rideout, a stonemason, and Elizabeth Rideout. His mother, Elizabeth, died in 1896. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, living in Hardings Lane, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14506) and joined the 6th Battalion. He served in France and Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He died of wounds on 13th April 1917 and was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France (grave id. III.J.6). This cemetery was opened in February 1917 for use by the 8th Casualty Clearing Station and is associated with battles around Arras. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and is remembered as "Edwin Fisher" on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.