FISCHER, Albert George
(Service number 6/1076)

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Date 18 September 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 291 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Catherine FISCHER, 291 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Public servant


Date 15 March 1976 Age 84 years
Place of Death Windermere Hospital, Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert George Fischer was born on 18 September 1891 at Timaru, the son of Adolf Gottlieb Fischer, from Switzerland, and his Bavarian-born wife, Katherina Blab, who had come to New Zealand in 1879-80. Adolf was aphotographer in Timaru i the late 1880s-1890s. Albert married Ivy Louise Annie Duckmanton in 1917 at Christchurch.They had two children. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 January 2019]; School Admission record (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [20 January 2019]

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