Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.
William Albert Victor Fisher was born on 1 November 1896 and his birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1897 in the Lewisham registration district, London.
He enlisted as a Private in the 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, service number 21850 and entered France on 4 December 1915. He later served in the regiment's 8th Battalion. He was placed into the Class 'Z' Reserve on 1 March 1919 and was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal. In the 1918 absent voters electoral register he is recorded as living at 30 Elderton Road, Sydenham and serving in the 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.
He married Ivy Ethel Churchward (1899-1970) in the 4th quarter of 1923 in the Camberwell registration district, London and they were to have seven children: Ivy D. E. Fisher (b.1924) whose birth was registered in the Camberwell registration district, June Daisy Fisher (b.1925), Doreen F. Fisher (b.1927), Violet C. Fisher (b.1928), Royden W. Fisher (b.1930), Norman V. Fisher (b.1932) and Stanley A. Fisher (b.1935). The last six births were all registered in the Lewisham registration district.
Electoral registers in 1935 and 1936 list him and his wife at 16 Holmshaw Road, London, SE26.
In the 1939 England and Wales Register he shown as a 'scurfer, gas works', living at 18 Neuchatel Road, Catford, whilst his wife and children were recorded at 68 Albury Road, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey.
Electoral registers from 1947 to 1949 show him listed at 6 Taunton Road, London, SE12 together with his wife and their daughter June Daisy Fisher and in 1952 they continued to be shown at this address with, in addition, Royden W. Fisher.
His wife died, aged 70 years, on 28 August 1970. Her death was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1970 in the Lewisham registration district and her body was cremated on 4 September 1970 in Lewisham.
He died, aged 74 years, on 10 November 1970. His death was registered in the 4th quarter of 1970 in the Lewisham registration district and his body was cremated on 13 November 1970 in Lewisham.
He is shown as Fisher, W. A. V. on the South Suburban Gas Company war memorial.
Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.