Iwerne Minster War Memorial 3

William Henry Fisher

Surname: Fisher
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry Fisher
Sarah Fisher née Baker
Cecil George Fisher
Locations in this story:
Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
The Brickyard, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire

William Henry Fisher was born in 1893 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 5th November 1893. He was the son of Henry Fisher, a brick maker, and Sarah Fisher (née Baker). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a groom and living at The Brickyard, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 9318). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died from fever on 9th August 1916 and was buried at the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq (grave id. IX.B.5). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

William's brother Cecil George (b.1986) also served in the war, with the Labour Corps.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Cecil George Fisher