St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C.
1894 - 1915
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.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Victoria Cross Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1915.
Location. 43° 9.24′ N, 79° 14.802′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Memorial is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St Catharines ON L2R 5R2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
Also see . . . Frederick Fisher (soldier). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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