Fisher, W H
WILLIAM HENRY FISHER
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 33 and 34.
He enlisted in London 28 October 1913, a stone mason, and was mobilised 1914. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 31 August 1914, and was killed in action. J FISHER, of High Wycombe, Bucks, makes application for 1914 Star in respect of the services of the late W H FISHER. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 December 1914; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 23 October 1915, 28 October 1916, and 27 October 1917.
Son of James and Cluzyna Ellen (nee WREN) FISHER of High Wycombe; husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee NARROWAY) FISHER of Watford.
His parents married 21 July 1883 at St Mary the Virgin, Ware, Herts. Cluzyna died 1930 in the Wycombe, district aged 68; James died 21 March 1945 in Watford aged 86, and was buried 26 March in North Watford Cemetery..
William was born 31 August 1885 in Bovingdon, Herts, and baptised 20 June 1886 at St Lawrence’s, Bovingdon. He married 8 June 1908 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Mary remarried 6 October 1923 at St Mary’s, Watford to John RACKLEY; she died 5 January 1967 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 11 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Weston, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a stonemason aged 15, he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a confectionery sugar boiler aged 25, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)