FISHER, Charles
(Service number 8/3579)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 9 March 1891 Place of Birth Waipatu, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 19 October 1915 Age 21
Address at Enlistment Waihapatu, New Zealand
Occupation Sawmill Hand
Previous Military Experience Compulsory Military Training, under the Defence Act 1909. Riverton New Zealand
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. Fisher (Mother), Wakatipu, New Zealand
Medical Information Examination Passed Fit For Service

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 9th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 1 August 1916
Transport  Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 June 1917 Age 26
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Memorial Reference III. A. 33
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of William and Sarah Fisher, of Colic Bay, Southland, New Zealand


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27/08/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 5830385860779222418 [29 August 2013]

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