Fisher, Arthur Henry

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Holywell War Memorial

Name / Enw: Fisher, Arthur Henry

Regiment/Catrawd: Royal Australian Navy – Submarine AE1

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Able Seaman No. 8191

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Plymouth Naval Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 1 Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: United Kingdom.

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1914/1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Date of Death: 14th September 1914

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Drowned in the accidental loss of the vessel on Monday 14 September 1914 in St George’s Channel, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, aged 32.  Full details of the incident can be found on www.navy.gov.au/hmas-ae1 and AWM144 Roll of Honour Cards 1914 – 1918 War, Royal Australian Navy.

Arthur Henry Fisher was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire on 31 May 1883.   Very little is known at the present time on his early life but he did marry Lily Victoria Cordelia Bailey in 1907 and they lived at 40 Cottage View, Arundle Street, Landport, Portsmouth. They had two children Evelyn Nellie Cordelia Fisher and Arthur Henry Fisher.    At some time prior to World War 1 Arthur Henry Fisher lived in Brynford Street, Holywell, Flintshire.

HMAS AE1

HMAS AE1

On 14 September 2011 this memorial to the crew of HMAS AE1 was unveiled at The Naval Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, Australia.

On 14 September 2011 this memorial to the crew of HMAS AE1 was unveiled at The Naval Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, Australia.

Holywell Fisher Arthur 001

Plaque on St. James’s Parish Church Wall, Holywell.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.