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Private Micheal John Fisher #13012


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Good Evening from Australia,I heard about this web site today,I am trying to find info on my grandad.All I know is that he came from Kilmacanogue,Co wicklow, Enlisted in St.Helens England with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers went to the Gallipoli 7th August 1915 & was killed on /about 9th August 1915.I dont have any family left in England to be able to answer my questions.I cannot even find him on the 1901 census.The only thing I have is the origial letter telling my Granny of his death.

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Hello peterg, welcome to the GWF forum.

I have enclosed the SDGW information on him here. It says a little more than you already know, but it is, perhaps, a start.



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Here's the link to his medal card at TNA, London.


If he left Ireland after 1901, you won't find him in the 1901 census of England and Wales. I cannot find a marriage for a Michael John Fisher in E/W at any time after 1882, so I presume that he was married in Ireland.

Research in Ireland is, to my limited knowledge, fairly difficult due to the destruction of many records. so you may need some specialist advice on the FH side.


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In case you don't have it here is his CWGC listing


Initials: M

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Unit Text: 6th Bn.

Date of Death: 09/08/1915

Service No: 13012

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 190 to 196.




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Hello Peter

You can order a copy of the relevant section of the 6th RDF from the National Archives here:


It will give you an idea of the Battalions activities in the war zone but is unlikely to mention your grandfather by name.



Ps These links from the main site will provide you with some useful information:



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And a bit of military history:-

In the late spring of 1915, the newly formed Battalion was in training near Basingstoke and, towards the end of June, it received orders to prepare to leave Britain to go into action at Gallipoli. A few days later, the men left from Liverpool initially for the Greek island of Lemnos where final preparations were made.

They landed on 7 August and, for the remainder of that day and the next, the men undertook fatigues carrying water and ammunition. On the day he was killed, the Battalion moved forward to positions near Chocolate Hill ready to support an attack by other battalions in the Brigade. Few details of the day still exist but it appears that the Battalion was not called upon to go into action. Nearly 40 soldiers were killed, however; most probably by enemy shellfire. He probably never fired his gun in anger.

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Welcome to the forum.

Was your grandad definately "Michael".... see below (if you have not already seen the 1901 census) family of Fisher(s) from lancashire. Just wondering if one of the younger boys was your grandad - a lot of times differing names were given and i have even found that some people claimed to be born in the parish the census was taken rather than giving their real places of birth...

Just a thought.

If you need any more family history delving, email me. Always happy to help.


Lived at 86 Prince Edward Drive (everton) in Lancashire

Michael Fisher

Age: 50

Estimated birth year: abt 1851

Relation: Head

Gender: Male

Where born: Ireland

Civil parish: Everton

Ecclesiastical parish: St Ambrose

County/Island: Lancashire

Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: West Derby

Sub-registration district: South Everton

ED, institution, or vessel: 14

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 81

Household Members: Name Age

Mary 40 (his wife)

Patrick 14

Joseph 18

Anastacia Fisher 16

Annie Fisher 3

James Fisher 12

John Fisher 6 ......... could this be your grandad???

Michael Fisher 50

William Fisher 9

please let me know if i can help further.

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Following Sue's post Re: 1901 census!

I did a check of the Lancashire 1891 Census Name Index!

The Family Sue found is Not Listed! (So they were probably still in Ireland at the Time!).



The Correct Address is either 'Prince Edwin Street' or Prince Edwin Lane'!

I think (without having access to the 1901 Census), using My Local Knowledge, that it Is 'Prince Edwin Street' (Known Locally as 'Prinny Eddy')! ;)

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A few days later, the men left from Liverpool initially for the Greek island of Lemnos where final preparations were made.

John, What's your source for the 6th RDF sailing from Liverpool?

According to 'The Pals at Suvla Bay' (story of D Co 7th RDF) they embarked, with the 7th on the 'Alaunia' at Devonport at about 7am on Saturday July 10th (though it had been rumoured they would be sailing from Liverpool a train stop in Exeter finally quashied this). They sailed via Gibraltar (brief stop on Wed 14 July) arrived in Valletta (Malta) on Sat 17th July. Next stop was Alexandria on Tues 20th July. Arrived in Mudros Bay on island of Lemnos on Saturday 24th July. They believed this would be the final destination but following day set sail again for Mitylene where they were joined a week later by 31st Infantry Brigade.

A magnificent concert party was held on board on Sun 1 August by the 6th & 7th Bns entertaining about 300 sailors from a French battleship before an inspection the following day by General Sir Ian Hamilton and Staff.

On 6th August the two Bns were packed onto 4 Fleet sweepers and set sail, arriving at 5am the following morning in Suvla Bay.

My Gt Uncle Pte Samuel G Harvey was in 'C' Co of the 7th RDF wad wounded around the 15th August was evacuated to Alexandria and died there on 2nd September.


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  • 2 months later...

I have made great in roads found the marrage certificate he was married in St.Helens June 1906 he was born in 1880 I hope within the next week or two to be able to know if there is a birth certificate

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  • 7 years later...

Looks like he's not been online since 2007......

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