FISHER, HUBERT PATRICK. Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment or Service: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Unit; 9th Battalion attached to the 1/4th Battalion. Date of Death: 09-July-1916. Born in Waterford. Killed in Action.
Waterford News. July, 1916.
Memoir of Waterford Officer killed in action.
……. been killed in the Great push at the front. The first intimation was received by post to Mrs Fisher, and was from the Officer Commanding the Gloucester Regiment. It seems that when Lieutenant Fisher arrived in France with his own Regiment some three weeks ago he was drafted into the Gloucesters owing to the shortage of officers, and it was whilst serving with the latter Regiment he was killed. The Commanding Officer speaks very highly of Lieutenant Fisher’s capabilities as an officer, and describes how he met his death while leading a platoon into a front line trench. His body was recovered and laid to rest in a little cemetery in the vicinity. The late Lieutenant was second son of the Editor of the “Galway Express” and Mrs Marry(sic) D. Fisher, Taylor’s---House. Lieutenant Fisher was born just---years ago at Butlerstown Castle, Waterford, and was educated at the----School, Waterford, and Chesterfield College, Birr. He was a skilful telegraphist and signalling officer, and, before obtaining his commission, spent a lengthened period at the Marconi Wireless Offices, Strand, London, and had a first-class certificate for wireless. When his commission arrived he was on board a large liner bound for Brazil, and was in charge of the Marconi instruments. He had great difficulty in getting out of his engagement, but at the last moment succeeded in finding a substitute. His signalling ability was recognised by General Friend, who, at the parade in Trinity College, strongly advised him to volunteer as Signalling Officer when he was sent to the front. He was of a most loveable nature, generous to a fault, and greatly attached to animals. He was a brilliant horseman, and when only ten hours of age used to follow the famous Curraghmore Hunt. May God comfort his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers. He died like a brave and gallant soldier, and died the death he often wished for.
There is another short article about him in the King’s County Chronicle in July 1916.
Grave or Memorial Reference: I. I. 64. Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colinclamps in France. He is also listed on the Bishop Foy School Memorial in the Church of Ireland Cathedral, Henrietta Street, Waterford City.
FISHER, ( The Rev) OSWALD GARROW. Rank: Chaplain, 4th Class. Regiment or Service: Army Chaplains Department. Date of Death: 04-November-1920. Born in Waterford. Died in Persia. Supplementary information; He is listed several times in ‘Calender, The Dublin Year 1920-1921’ Grave or Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 9. Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery - Iraq.