Edward Fisher

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Edward Fisher

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London East Twickenham branch

Died: 30 June 1918

Edward Walter Fisher was born in Bayswater on 13 April 1885, the son of James Edwards Fisher, a butler, and his wife Matilda Susan. In December 1903, when he was 18 years old, Fisher went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank and Fisher became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank. He initially worked in the bank's Croydon and London Moorgate branches, before transferring to East Twickenham branch.

In May 1917 Fisher left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Private in the Honourable Artillery Company. He was posted to France in June 1917, and later to Italy. In June 1918 he was declared missing after participating in a bombing raid. It was later discovered that he had been badly wounded in the stomach, and had lain in No Man's Land for 16 hours before being found and taken prisoner by Austrian soldiers. He died of his injuries a few hours later, on 30 June 1918. He was 33 years old and left a widow, Edith, whom he had married in 1912.

His obituary in the bank's staff magazine noted that 'his cheery disposition and unselfish character made him friends wherever he went, and he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him'.

 

 

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