|Sir Bertie Fisher|
|Born||13 July 1878|
|Died||1972 (aged 93 or 94)|
Second Boer War|
World War I
World War II
8th Infantry Brigade
2nd Cavalry Brigade
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Military career[edit | edit source]
He served in the Second Boer War and then went to the Staff College in 1911. In 1913 he learned to fly and became a General Staff Officer in the Military Aeronautics Department at the War Office.
He served in World War I initially as a Brigade Major in the 6th Cavalry Brigade, which formed part of the British Expeditionary Force and then as a General Staff Officer in 1st Cavalry Division. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the Leicestershire Yeomanry in 1915 and the Commander of 8th Infantry Brigade in 1918.
He then became Commander of 2nd Cavalry Brigade in 1923 and Commandant of the Senior Officer School in 1927. He was then a Brigadier on the General Staff at Aldershot Command from 1930 and Director Recruiting and Organisation at the War Office from 1932. He became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1934 and retired in 1938.
He lived in Basingstoke in Hampshire.
Family[edit | edit source]
He married Majorie Frances Boyd and together they went on to have two sons.
References[edit | edit source]
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "No. 27369". 29 October 1901. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27369/page/
- The Royal Aero Club - Notices Flight Global, 6 September 1913
|Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst
Sir Alan Brooke
|GOC-in-C Southern Command
Sir Alan Brooke
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