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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private John Thomas Fisher

 

Private John Thomas Fisher, number 2730, served with the 4th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  He enlisted on 12th October 1914, and his home address is stated as 28 Queen Street, Dalton in Furness.  He was discharged on 6th April 1915 following an accidental shooting.

A medical board reported on 15th February 1915 that Private Fisher should be discharged due to a gun shot wound to the right hand.  The accident had occurred on 24th January 1915, at Sevenoaks, a result of ordinary military service.

A court of enquiry was held on 27th January 1915 and it stated that the wounding was due to one of two causes: 1st: intentional self injury with a view to avoiding further service; 2nd: such gross carelessness in the handling of a rifle as to endanger human life thus amounting to a crime.

 

 

 

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