Hull Pals Memorial Post. PRIVATE ROBERT FISHER 201258. Born 1887, the second of four children to Robert Fisher (1864-1940) and Annie Fisher (1864-1892), of 92 Rosmead Street, Hull. Robert was a Timber Foreman prior to enlistment at Hull City Hall on 4th November 1915. Further details are sketchy, but he served with the 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment on the Western Front and was killed in action on 28th June 1918 during the attack on Le Cornet Perdu, very possibly by his own artillery which was firing short during the bombardment, which preceded their advance. Robert Fisher is buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery; he was 29 years old. As if life wasn’t hard enough for the lads in the trenches, German prisoners captured that day confirmed rumours that had been circulating for weeks that a new strain of deadly influenza was rife in the German Army….the pandemic which hit that year was to claim ten times as many lives as the war. He left brothers, William, Joseph, Cecil, Lawrence and sisters, Ethel and Daisey.
Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France
92 , ROSMEAD STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom