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Private George Fisher


Harrogate Herald - 10th October 1917

Roll of Honour

Official news has been received that Private George Fisher, husband of Mrs Fisher, Sandy Bank, Pannal, and son of Mr & Mrs James Fisher, of Silsden, was killed in action on August 29th. He enlisted in June of last year in the Royal Engineers, and was afterwards transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and went to France December 23rd, 1916. The chaplain says : "I buried him on August 31st in the cemetery at Villers-Fancon, where his grave will be carefully tended and preserved. Your husband was very popular with his officers and comrades, and they all desire to send you their sincere sympathy in your sad bereavement. Your husband was a good soldier and loyal friend, and all who knew him here grieve with you".

Mrs Fisher also lost her only son, Private Ernest Rathmell, at the Dardanelles. He enlisted August 14th, 1914, and was killed August 21st, 1915. Private G Fisher was one of three sons serving with His Majesty's Forces.

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