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Frank Lester Fisher

Male 1908 - 1944  (35 years)


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  • Name Frank Lester Fisher 
    Born 1 Nov 1908  Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 1944  Caen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie Region, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I03398  Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2021 

    Family Isabel Munro Johnson,   b. 4 Aug 1909, Almonte, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1976, Almonte, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1937  Almonte, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F1162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1908 - Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1937 - Almonte, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1944 - Caen, Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie Region, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Frank Fisher
    Frank Fisher
    Major
    F.L. Fisher
    The Stormont, Dundas
    and Glengarry Highlanders
    8th July 1944

  • Notes 
    • Maj Frank Fisher Killed In France
      Former Teacher At Almonte High School Leaves Wife And Daughter Word was received in Almonte on Wednesday morning that Major Frank Fisher of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders had been killed while on active duty in France. Major Fisher came to Almonte in 1934 as mathematical master on the staff of the High School. He was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario at London and made a reputation for himself, there, in athletics, especially on the track. Seven years ago he married the former Miss Isobel Johnson of Almonte, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Adam Johnson. She survives together with a little daughter, Anne. Major Fisher went to Kingston in 1937 where he had been appointed to a position on the staff of the Collegiate Institute. He was interested in military affairs before the war and served as a lieutenant in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment. In 1940 Major Fisher transferred to active service joining the regiment in which he served to the end. He trained at Cornwall and went Overseas in 1941 where he was raised successively to the ranks of captain and major. At the time of his death he was only 35 years of age. Deceased was born at Tillsonburg, Ont, a son of Mr George Fisher and the late Mrs Fisher. In addition to his wife and child and the father, he is survived by a sister, Mrs Colburne Moon of Tillsonburg. No particulars of the brave officer's death were contained in the laconic telegram sent to his wife. At the time of delivery she had gone to visit her husband's father at Tillsonburg and had just arrived there when the sad message was relayed to her. While on the teaching staff of the High School Major Fisher was a popular and efficient teacher. He was a fine looking man and his pupils respected him. He had charge of athletics for the boys and was most successful in this line having excelled in it himself while at the university. During the few years he was a resident of the town he became well-known and when he decided to move to Kingston everyone who knew him was very sorry to see him and his wife leave although glad to know that he was gaining a well merited promotion. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mrs Fisher and her young daughter in the loss of a brave husband and father.1944, Thursday July 20 The Almonte Gazette page 8 Pay Tribute To Maj Frank Fisher Home Town Paper Tell of Brave Officer's Death On Active Service The following item regarding the death of Major Frank L. Fisher is taken from the Tillsonburg News: ? George Fisher received the sad news on Wednesday morning that his only son, Major Frank Lester Fisher, had been killed in action at Caen, France. Major Fisher's wife and five-year-old daughter, Anne, arrived her on Tuesday evening from Almonte to visit his father. On Wednesday morning she learned that a cablegram had arrived in Almonte to inform her of her husband's death. Major Fisher was one of Tillsonburg's most popular young man. He was born here and attended the local schools. After graduating from the Tillsonburg High School, he attended the University of Western Ontario. He taught in the Almonte High School and afterwards in the Kingston Collegiate, from where he enlisted in the D.S.G. Highlanders. He went overseas about three years ago. An active participant in the country's sports, Major Fisher played first base on the town's baseball team for several years. He was beloved by his fellow students during the years he spent at Tillsonburg High School, where he was a leader in the school activities. He was a member of St Paul's United Church. He had one sister, Mrs Colburne Moon.
      --Thursday July 13 The Almonte Gazette front page