Lance-Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. 1894-1915

Born at St. Catharines, August 3, 1894, Fred Fisher was a student at McGill University when World War I broke out. He enlisted in the 13th Battalion, First Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force, September 23, 1914. Fisher was awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in operations near St. Julien, April 23, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, the first major engagement in which Canadian troops were involved. While under very heavy fire, he led his machine-gun detachment in gallant and skilful actions covering the withdrawal of an artillery battery and the advance of supporting troops. Fisher was himself killed and has no known grave. His name is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.


In Memorial Park, St. Paul Street West, St. Catharines

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of St. Catharines