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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Basford
George Arthur was born in 1898 in Basford, was the son of Jonathan a policeman and Emma Jane Fisher née Smith they lived at 29a North Gate, Nottingham. His father Johnathan was born in 1859 in Uley, Gloucestershire, his moth Emma Jane Smith was born in 1857 also in Uley, Gloucestershire. They were married in 1879 in Dursley, Gloucestershire, they moved to Nottingham and had 11 children 1 of whom died in infancy : William b1883 Carrington, Emma b1887 Sherwood, Jane b1888 Carrington, Alice b1890 Basford, Mary Ellen b1892 Basford, Frederick Johnathan b1894 Basford, Annie Maria b1896 Basford, George Arthur b1898 Basford and Florence Eliza b1902 Basford His brother William married his wife Florence Mary Raynor in Nottingham in 1907 and they went on to have a daughter Dorothy Mary Fisher. In 1911 they lived at 25 North Gate New Basford along with his sisters Emma 24 yrs a book keeper and Mary Ellen Fisher 19 yrs a carriage straightener. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at 29a Northgate, New Basford and are shown as Jonathan 52 yrs a police pensioner , he is living with his wife Emma Jane 54 yrs and their children Jane 23 yrs a lace hand, Alice 21 yrs a lace hand, Annie Maria 15yrs a cripple, Florence Eliza 9 yrs a school girl, Frederick Johnathan 17 yrs a piano repairer, and George Arthur 13 yrs a school
28 Apr 1918
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Private
6th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private George Arthur Fisher enlisted in Nottingham he initially served with service number 265890 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was transferred to the 6th battalion Leicestershire Regiment and was killed in action on 28th April 1918, he was buried in White House Cemetery , Ypres. 4.A.11
His elder brother William served during the 'Great War' in the 15th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) he was taken as a prisoner of war and died on 28th April 1919 after repatriation, he is buried in Carrington St John's Churchyard. In memoriam published 29th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “FISHER. – In loving memory of my dear boy, Pte. George Fisher, who was killed in action April 28th, 1918. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – From his sweetheart Annie. “FISHER. – In proud memory of Pte. George Fisher, killed April 28th, 1918. First returning home, you'll greet me, mate o' mine. – Will Brand.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Arthur Fisher - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle