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Date: November 1917
Newspaper Article



Sergt. R.W. Fisher, Collegiate Boy, Loses His Life in France

Sergt. R.W. Fisher, one of Regina’s well known young soldiers, who enlisted with the 195th Battalion, today is among the list of dead heroes in France, word reaching his brother D.W. Fisher, yesterday to that effect.  He enlisted early in 1916 and had reached the rank of sergeant before he left Canada.  After a period of training at Camp Hughes, he crossed overseas and on January 10 this year, gave up his stripes to get into the trenches in France.  He was sent over as a private in a draft for a trench unit and during his period of service, which included such engagements as Vimy ridge and Lens, he was gassed once and buried by mine explosions twice.

On those occasions, however, he soon recovered and went back to the firing line after a short absence.  No details but the bare information of his death were received in the official notification yesterday.

Reggie Fisher was a resident of Regina for fourteen years and attended the public schools here, graduating from the Collegiate institute in 1914.  Together with about 30 Collegiate boys he enlisted in the 195th Battalion, but when transferred to a trench unit was taken without any of his former pals.  He left a position in the city assessor’s office to enlist.  His home in the city was at 2146 Smith street, where he had been living with an aunt, since his mother died about five years ago.

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