Fisher, James (No. 810)

Fisher, James


No. 810, 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916 (aged 32)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B)

Comber and District War Memorial


James Fisher was born on 26 January 1884 in Moneyreagh and he was a son of Moore and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Fisher (nee McCullough) who were married on 4 October 1883 in Moneyreagh Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.

The Fisher family lived in the townland of Ballymalady, Moneyreagh.

Moore Fisher was a farmer and he and Lizzie had three children:

James (born 26 January 1884 in Moneyreagh)

Maggie (born 7 January 1886 in Moneyreagh)

John (born 7 June 1887 in Moneyreagh)

After he left school James Fisher worked as a shop assistant and then as a farmer.

James Fisher and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jane McCalmont were married on 26 October 1906 in Moneyreagh Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and they had at least three children:

James (born 6 August 1907 in Moneyreagh)

Mary Anne (born 27 July 1910 in Moneyreagh)

Lilian Sarah McCalmont (born 3 March 1913 in Moneyreagh)

James Fisher enlisted in Belfast and served with the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division.

Rifleman James Fisher (No. 810) was 32 when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and he has no known grave.

Rifleman James Fisher (No. 810) is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France and on Comber and District War Memorial.