James Fisher

Name

James Fisher

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/04/1917
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
292694
Northumberland Fusiliers
27th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 2 and 3.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Bengeo War Memorial Plaque Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1897, in Hertford, to parents Frederick and Kathleen Florence, he had two brothers William and Frederick and one sister Florence. We believe something must have happened to his parents as in 1911 James and his brother William were living with his aunt and uncle, Emily and William, at 19 Dimsdale Street, Hertford and his brother Frederick and sister Florence were living with their grandparents, at 5 Cowbridge, Hertford.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford, joined the 2/1st Hertfordshire Regiment, Number 3268, then transferred to 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers as Private 7/7191 at an unknown later date before being transferred again to 27th Battalion (4th Tyneside Irish), as they had suffered heavily on the first day of the Somme campaign (July 1st 1916). He may have been transferred to them to bring them back up to strength. When they had recovered battalion strength they fought again on the Somme at Bazentin and Pozieres Ridge. In 1917 they took part in the Arras campaign, fighting at both battles of the Scarpe and at Arleux where it is likely that James was killed as the battalion suffered heavily again on 28th and 29th April

Additional Information

When he died his effects went to his brother Frederick.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins