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Fisher, Charles Clarence (5684)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 9 March 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5684            view online service record

153 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Alfred John Fisher (father)
153 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 17th Reinforcements

RTA: Thursday, 12 June 1919
Discharged: Wednesday, 10 September 1919


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted March 6, 2017 10.39 am 0Likes

    43 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
    November 19, 1916

    Mrs Fisher, I met your son, Pte. C. C. Fisher, 5983, – Battn., A.I.F. today, and am glad to be able to tell you he was looking bright and cheery, and said he was enjoying his visit to Scotland. I took his regimental address so as to write to him sometimes, so that he may feel he has a friend on this side of the sea, and gave him mine, and we agreed I should write to you. God comfort you in all this awful anxiety and send your gallant boy safe home to you. I am one of the Britons who are very grateful to you to your overseas men for coming so far to help to save us from the Huns, and I have worked among the overseas men for over a year. I am the widow of a cavalry colonel, Royal Horse Guards, and have one son, a wounded officer. I am a member of the Victoria League and do all I can to help the overseas boys and they call me ‘The Soldier’s Mother’ I had your boy to tea with me today. Your friend, Mrs. M. P. MILNETHORPE of Wedderburn

    P.S. Please quote your boy’s regimental address as above if you answer this and send me a local paper. I am a hospital visitor and the sick Australians boys love a home paper.

    WIDOW OF COLONEL OF THE GUARDS GRATEFUL TO OVERSEAS MEN. (1917, January 13). Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), p. 4. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from

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