Victor William Fisher was born on 1st May 1896 to Clarence and Elizabeth Fisher. Victor possibly had a twin sister, May, as she is shown on the 1911 census. Victor’s father, Clarence, was an Assistant Inspector of Nuisances for Ilford Urban District Council. At age 14, Victor was employed as a ‘scale repairer’ (possibly of weighing scales) and was living at 121 Westwood Road, Seven Kings.
Victor joined the Navy, probably before the start of the war, and was assigned to HMS Monmouth as an Ordinary Seaman. He was killed as a direct result of enemy action on 1st November 1914. Victor’s body was never recovered, but his name appears on the Chatham Naval Memorial. At the time of his death, his family were living at 11 Kinfauns Road, Goodmayes. Victor was only18 when he died.
Research by Redbridge Museum
Commonwealth War Graves Commission