Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Geoffrey Herbert Fisher

Photo of Geoffrey Herbert Fisher
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1902 - 1906.

Regiment: Sherwood Foresters.
Died: 25 October 1915 aged 27 in France. Died of wounds.
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery I A 13

Son of Horace Arthur and Sarak Kate Fisher, Bramcote Hills, Nott and Arno Vale, Notts. B. 1888.
Lower Shell - Upper V. House Prefect.
Clare College, Cambridge; B.A (Third class Law Tripos) 1908; represented Cambridge University in Boxing; in British Columbia.
Great War, Private British Columbia Horse 1914; 2nd Lieutenant 8th Batt Sherwood Foresters. Died of wounds.

'Geoffrey Fisher made many friends during his time at Malvern. He was somewhat old for his years, with ideas and opinions unusual in a schoolboy, at the same time he was very keen in all things connected with his house. He was in British Columbia when war was declared, and at once enlisted in the British Columbia Horse, but finding the regiment was not being sent on active service, he obtained a commission in the 8th Sherwood Foresters. He joined his regiment in France in August, and died of wounds on October 25th.' (Malvernian, Dec 1915).

He was wounded by a German grenade in both thighs and left arm during attacks at Hohenzollern Redoubt and died of wounds 25th October 1915, age 26, at No. 6 General Hospital, Etaples, France.

His younger brother Captain John Wilfred Fisher of the 10th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters also served and died during the 'Great War'
Biography at Nottinghamshire roll of honour Sherwood Foresters