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Gurshon Fisher

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Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (photo E. Jaffe 2012) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gurshon AWMM
  • Surname
    Fisher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gus AWMM
  • Service number
    260543 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 December 1920 AWMM ParaparaumuWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 112 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Michael Fisher (father), 112 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific AWMM
    • Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    260543 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Cutter/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Michael Fisher and Fanny Dabscheck.

    Husband of Irene.

    He was from a family of three boys and three girls: Woolf, Lou (61002) and Gus (260543), and 3 sisters Miriam (married name Collinson); Florence (married name Robinson) and Pearl (married name Lerner).

    Attended Auckland Grammar School

    He also generously supported the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

    Two sons, brothers Louis Jacob Fisher (61002) and Gus Fisher (260543) served in WW2.

    Known as Gus AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 2010 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Hebrew A Row 7, Plot 90 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Auckland Jewish Community, WW2, Auckland Hebrew Congregation, 108 Greys Avenue, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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