FISHER, John Edmond
- Born: Cir 1873, Saltburn, Yorkshire
- Marriage (1): PAY, Sarah Elizabeth on 4 May 1897 in Burston, Norfolk
- Died: 22 Sep 1914, HMS HOGUE aged about 41
Name: FISHER, JOHN EDMUND
Initials: J E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
Unit Text: (RMR/B/341). H.M.S. "Hogue."
Date of Death: 22/09/1914
Service No: CH/6698
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. S. E. Fisher, of 6, Unity St., Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 7.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
After the First World War, an appropriate way had to be found of commemorating those members of the Royal Navy who had no known grave, the majority of deaths having occurred at sea where no permanent memorial could be provided. An Admiralty committee recommended that the three manning ports in Great Britain - Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth - should each have an identical memorial of unmistakable naval form, an obelisk, which would serve as a leading mark for shipping. The memorials were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who had already carried out a considerable amount of work for the Commission, with sculpture by Henry Poole. After the Second World War it was decided that the naval memorials should be extended to provide space for commemorating the naval dead without graves of that war, but since the three sites were dissimilar, a different architectural treatment was required for each. The architect for the Second World War extension at Chatham was Sir Edward Maufe (who also designed the Air Forces memorial at Runnymede) and the additional sculpture was by Charles Wheeler and William McMillan. Chatham Naval Memorial commemorates 8,514 sailors of the First World War and 10,098 of the Second World War.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1901, 26 Church Street, Gillingham, Kent.
• Occupation: Royal Marine, 1901.
• Census, 1911, 6 Unity Street, Milton, Sittingbourne, kent.
• Occupation: Paper Mill - Foreman of Labourersl, 1911.
John married Sarah Elizabeth PAY, daughter of William Castle Cowell PAY and Mary GRANSDEN, on 4 May 1897 in Burston, Norfolk. (Sarah Elizabeth PAY was born in Mar 1871 in Church Street, Gillingham, Kent and died in 1947.)