Frederick Fisher VC.

Frederick Fisher VC (03/08/1894 – 23/04/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions  during the Second Battle of Ypres, on 22 April 1915 near St Julien, Belgium.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Supplement: 29202, Page: 6115, reads:

“No. 24066 Lance-Corporal Frederick Fisher, 13th Canadian Battalion.

On 23rd April, 1915, in the neighbourhood of St. Julien, he went forward with the machine gun, of which he was in charge, under heavy fire, and most gallantly assisted in covering the retreat of a battery, losing four men of his gun team.

Later, after obtaining four more men, he went forward again to the firing line and was himself killed while bringing his machine gun into action under very heavy fire, in order to cover the advance of supports.”

He was subsequently killed on April 23 while yet again bringing his machine-gun into action under very heavy fire. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 24/26/28/30 

Menin Gate. Image courtesy of Ralph McLean and the South African War Graves Project

 © DRW 2017-2018. Created 30/04/2017. Inscription image courtesy of Mark Green. 

This entry was posted in Belgium, Heritage, Memorials elsewhere, Outside RSA, United Kingdom, Victoria Cross, World War 1 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.