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VC587   Fred Fisher

BORN   3 August 1894

DIED   23 April 1915   AGE   20

VC Won    23 April 1915   AGE   20

Place VC Won   St. Julien, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Fred Fisher   No.   24066   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   587   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Quebec Regiment (Royal Highlanders of Canada), 13th Battalion


Now   The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Church Street, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   St Julien, South of Poelcappelle, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Panel 24, Column 13

Gazetted   23 June 1915

VC Presented   Registered post to his parents at 576 Lansdown Road, Westmount, Canada on the 5 August 1915


P  Named on the Menin Gate, Ypres , Belguim

Tablet at Royal Highlanders of Canada Armoury, Bleury Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Plaque in Memorial Park, St Paul Street West, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada   

Memorial plaque, City Hall, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Fred Fisher Crescent, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

P  Path at Field of Honour Cemetery, 703 Donegani, Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Canada

Memorial plaque, James The Apostle Church, St Catherine Street West, Monteral, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

First Canadian to be awarded the VC during the First World War

VC Held By

Canadian Black Watch Museum, 2067 Bluery Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



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