Imperial Service Medal : F J A Fisher

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/18228.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1954
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Description

Imperial Service Medal (E II R). Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Imperial Service Medal awarded to Frederick John Anderson Fisher. Fisher was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 5 November 1898. With the service number M-378426, he served with the British Army Service Corps as a private during the First World War on the Western Front. After the war he emigrated to Australia with his wife Elizabeth and children. Before the Second World War, Fisher worked for the Main Roads Department at Goulburn, NSW. He enlisted into the second AIF on 7 July 1941. NX38187 Warrant Officer Class II Fisher was a member of 8 Division Mobile Laundry & Forward Decontamination Unit sent to Malaya and Singapore. On 15 February 1942 Singapore fell to the Japanese but on the night of 15/16 February, Fisher escaped Singapore, along with 22 other members of his unit, eventually arriving at Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, on Friday 27 March. Fisher served in other army laundry units in Australia until his discharge on 5 April 1944. The Imperial Service Medal was awarded to public servants who had completed 25 years of service in a non-managerial grade.

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