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St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C.

1894 - 1915

 
 
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker
Inscription. 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 23, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres. Under very heavy fire he led 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.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Victoria Cross Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 43° 9.24′ N, 79° 14.802′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street West (County Route 81) and Yates Street, on the right when traveling south on St. Paul Street West. Click for map. Marker is located in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7C2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker
Southward. The marker is to the right of the flower bed. The red car is parked at a tiny triangular median at Yates Street. A long bridge is ahead.
walking distance of this marker. Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (here, next to this marker); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (within shouting distance of this marker); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ridley College (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .  For Valor, Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, VC. A biography (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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