23/03/1916- To 55 Depot as Private then to 28th Battalion “B” Company 14th Reinforcements
12/07/1916- To 4th Machine Gun Company 4th Reinforcements
26/09/1916- To No. 3 Camp Parkhouse England Details
14/11/1916- To Aus Machine GunTraining Depot Grantham  ex Parkhouse
19/01/1917- Proceeded Overseas Machine Gun Base Camiers France ex Folkestone ex Grantham
17/03/1917- Joined 4th Machine Gun Company in the field France
11/04/1917- Reported MISSING IN ACTION France
11/04/1917- Reported captured and taken as PRISONER OF WAR Reincourt France & interred Limburg Germany
16/01/1918- FISHER was officially declared as a Prisoner of War- he had been held as a POW since 11 April 1917
18/12/1918- Repatriated to Ripon England ex POW Geramany
7/02/1919- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England ex Headquarters London
2/04/1919- Granted Leave England  then to Non-Military Employment with Pay & Subs-Shearing at Wolesly Sheep Shearing Machine Company Birmingham England
14/05/1919- Rejoined 4th Machine Gun Company England
19/05/1919- To Convalescent Training Depot Parkhouse England prior to Return to Australia
18/07/1919- Embarked England for Australia per “Takada”
29/08/1919- Disembarked Australia
27/01/1920- Discharged from Service ( Medically Unfit )
16/05/1970- Date of Death- Ashes Placed New Peace Bed- Gardens of Remembrance-Bunbury Crematorium.

PRISONER OF WAR- SUMMARY OF RED CROSS RECORDS

23/06/1917- From German List- “Prisoner of War- Captured Reincourt 11/04/1917- Interred Limburg”
29/09/1917- From Postcard- “Transferred Friedrichsfeld”
7/07/1918- From Postcard- ” Interred Schneidemuhl. In best of Health”
27/08/1918- From Postcard- ” Interred Schneidemuhl. In good health. Received small parcel of private articles yesterday”

 

****  Thanks to Peter ROBINSON (  Grandson of  James FISHER )  for providing the following information :

James Thomas FISHER died on 16 May 1970 aged 77 Years, his ashes placed in New Peace Bed in the Gardens of Remembrance at the Bunbury Crematorium.