Leslie Thomas Fisher, son of John and Jane Fisher, of Handbridge, Chester, enlisted into The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s). He later volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Fisher successfully completed parachute training on course 123 at RAF Ringway from 3 to 17 July 1944. His course report states ‘Good worker’. He was posted to 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.
He took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.
Pte Fisher was killed in action on 3 January 1945, aged 23, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 21 May 1947.
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