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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 July 20 21:13 BST (UK) »
The father of the James Annesley Fisher who married Mary Trevitt on 16 November 1915 was also James Annesley Fisher, deceased. So definitely not looking like a match for your James Arthur Fisher.

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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 July 20 08:57 BST (UK) »
CraigM63     -  No it didn't feel to me as if he was and thanks for that confirmation.
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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 July 20 09:31 BST (UK) »
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I have all that information but does JAF in the Court case / newspaper articles
saying he was a private in the 6th Dragoon Guards  tally with my ancestor's army papers saying he was in the 3rd Dragoon Guards of the Line No. 8316

As I said, that does tally with your James Arthur Fisher 8316 (who was in the 6th from 14/10/1913).
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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 July 20 13:36 BST (UK) »
James Arthur Fisher , 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards , gives his intended address as Fulford Hall , Birmingham on his discharge papers. That is the address given by Captain James Annesley Fisher upon his marriage to Mary Trevitt. The couple had a child , Mary Annesley Fisher  , in 1916 and again gave their address as Fulford Hall. Interestingly on the baptism James Annesley Fisher gave his occupation as Captain 6th Dragoon Guards.

From Lancashire Evening Post 25 Feb 1921:

Mary Fisher divorced her husband in February 1921 for desertion and adultery. The news report mentions that " he failed to provide a home and deceived her as to his financial and army position" He had been living with another women at the Waldorf Hotel in London during the previous July.

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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 July 20 13:49 BST (UK) »
All interesting stuff! Just to add to the mix, Captain James Annesley Fisher was attached to the RAF for most of 1918 and gave his next of kin as his mother Mrs J G ( or T G) Taylor, Canford Chine, Canford Cliffs, Bournemouth. No mention of his wife. He went back to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment depot in September 1918.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fair76%2f162%2f0%2f0165&parentid=gbm%2fair76%2f29324
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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 July 20 15:33 BST (UK) »
If you don't have a FindMyPast subscription James Ansley Fisher's RAF service record is also available as a free download from the National Archives at the moment. You'll need to register, but you won't be charged to download the file.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8259969

It looks as though he tried to join the RAF Volunteer Reserve in August 1940 going by an annotation on the first page. The address given appears to be 76 Cromwell Road, London SW7.

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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 19 July 20 15:50 BST (UK) »
Yorkshire Evening Post 13 Jan 1947

FISHER - MARKLEW

December 27th 1946 at Nairobi by Special Licence , Sq/Ldr James Arthur Annesley Fisher of Kitale, Kenya , son of the late Major J A A Fisher , 10th Hussars , to Gertrude Ellen , widow of the late Albert Marklew of Johannesburg .....

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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 19 July 20 16:00 BST (UK) »
Commissioned as a Pilot Officer in December 1940:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35019/page/7130
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Re: James Arthur Fisher - Was he a Captain or not ?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 19 July 20 16:01 BST (UK) »
Commissioned as a Pilot Officer on probation in the Administrative and Special Duties branch on 22 November 1940, according to the London Gazette.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35019/page/7130/data.pdf