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Faces of Gallipoli: Guy Fisher

Guy Fisher
Australian War Memorial
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Adelaide born and raised, Guy Fisher was based in Hyde Park and working as a law clerk when the war began.

The RSL Virtual War Memorial notes he had a two-digit service number, indicating he was one of the very first to join up at the Morphettville Racecourse enlistment camp.

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guy-fisher-2He embarked for Egypt with his fellow scouts, and then onto Gallipoli, where he was one of the first to land.

With his fellow scouts Fisher made for the Third Ridge as directed, but met stern resistance from the Turks.

Fisher wounded his elbow in combat and was evacuated to a hospital in Egypt.

He would return to his unit before again being invalidated, and this time was sent to the UK.

While in recovery there, he met his future wife and took up a Commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery where he served in India and rose to the rank of captain.

After the war, Fisher returned to Adelaide and finished his legal training, setting up a practice in the CBD.

He embarked on a successful career as a lawyer and then a judge, but would retain involvement in military life via the RSL, and as one of the original trustees of the Distressed Soldiers and Sailors fund.

His own military past would also stay with him – the photo of Fisher and the other scouts of A Company in training at Egypt (above) was mounted beside his bathroom mirror, so he could look at it when he shaved every morning.

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