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Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915

Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of St. Catharines
On the northeast corner of
St. Paul Street West and Yates Street
just east of the bridge over Highway 406

Coordinates: N 43 09.237 W 79 14.801


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Plaque Text

Born in St. Catharines, Fred Fisher abandoned his studies at McGill University when World War I broke out and served with the 13th Battalion, First Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Fisher was awarded the Victoria Cross for his exceptional courage in action near St. Julien, Belgium, on April 23rd, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres. Under very heavy fire he lead a machine-gun detachment covering the withdrawal of an artillery battery. Though his crew fell to enemy attack, Fisher held their position. He then returned to the garrison for more men and advanced again to the firing line. Killed in action the next day, Fisher has no known grave.

Other plaques that mention World War I
William Avery Bishop, V.C., 1894-1956
General Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933
Honourable Mitchell F. Hepburn, 1896-1953
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921
Alexander Young Jackson 1882-1974
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960
Andrew Edward McKeever, 1895-1919
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938)
Sir Sam Steele


Victoria Cross

St. Catharines Plaques

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