113th LAA - Royal Artillery

Francis, George Fisher (113th LAA)

I recently discovered a small book of poetry which was written by my Dad prior and during WW2. He wasn’t the greatest poet, but its treasured by the family and I thought it would be a nice touch to create a photobook for our family.
I thought it would be good to start off with a paragraph or two about his military service. Like many people I never took the opportunity to ask questions why he was alive and greatly regret it. We know he saw service in Germany and also believe he was evacuated on a naval vessel from Dunkirk. All we have to go on is his soldiers release book. I have detailed what this reveals below

Soldiers Release book class A 5MDU
Surname Fisher
Initials Francis George
Army Number 1490783
Rank Gunner
Arm of service RA (LAA)

A small stamp seems to say

369 LAA BTY 113 LAA regt R A (DLI) TA

Date of last enlistment 15.7 1939 release leave certificate 16 Jan 1946

We believe he acted as a fitter on the Anti Aircraft guns (I assume) he had made mention that if shells failed, he was responsible for clearing and reloading the guns.

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter