World War 1 (1914 - 1918)

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James Fisher

Service: Army
Unit: 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 29256

James was born in Coatbridge in 1882. His father, Malcolm, was employed as an iron puddler and married Elizabeth McVey in 1874*; they lived first in Coatbridge and then in Paisley. James married Catherine Flynn in Paisley in 1904 at which time he was employed as a worker in a brickworks. In the 1911 census he lived at 145 Main Street, Newton Mearns with Catherine and their sons Archibald and John. His occupation was listed as a carter with a coal merchant.

James was presumed dead in Belgium on 31 July 1917, aged 35 and is commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel 19 and 33.

 


*Puddlers worked in malleable-iron works and were responsible in converting pig iron into the rudiments of wrought iron in what were called puddling furnaces.


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