Dyson Armsworth Fisher (c.1893-1915)

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Dyson Armsworth Fisher

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FISHER, DYSON ARMSWORTH. Private. No 1813. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Luddenden, Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Fisher, 21 Riley Avenue, Dean, Bolton and formerly of Springdale Avenue, Longroyd Bridge. After his parents left Huddersfield for Bolton he lodged in Scholes Road, Birkby. Employed as a machinist by Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Played with the Grimscar Rugby football club. He was a trombone player and for some time was in the Almondbury and Fire Brigade Bands. Enlisted at the outbreak of war and embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action at Fleurbaix, 24.6.1915, aged 21 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 10.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.
His parents received the following letter from Major G. P. Norton (Officer commanding 'A' Company, 1/5th Battalion D.W.R.), 'I regret to have to inform you that your son No 1813 Private D. A. Fisher was mortally wounded this morning and died almost immediately. He was working in front of the trenches, digging a new listening post when he must have been hit from a shot fired from a flank some distance away but it was still dark and it was impossible to say exactly what happened. I feel this will be a great blow to you and that little I can say will help to make your loss easier to bear but I should like you to know that he had made himself highly proficient as a bomb-thrower for which section he volunteered some time ago. He was highly thought of by his Officers and his comrades as was always so cheerful which means a lot out here. I trust in time to come you will find some consolation in remembering he was one of those who died to save England and English women and children from the frightfulness of German militarinism. PS. Your son was doing six days in the trenches in order to make way for some others to be trained as bomb throwers. I attended his funeral this morning. He was placed in a separate grave which will be marked with a neat white cross with his name, number and regiment posted on it. A wreath of wild flowers was placed on the grave.'

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