Lieutenant-Colonel L R Fisher-Rowe


Served in the Boer War in the 3rd Battalion, at Belmont, Graspan, Modder River, Magersfontein, Poplar River, Diamond Hill and Belfast. He was commandant of Hout Kraal in 1901. In the First World War he commanded the 1st Battalion but was shot and killed at the battle of Neuve Chapelle on 12 March 1915. Ponsonby's history of the Grenadiers in the Great War says this on page 236:

'...Lieutenant-Colonel Fisher-Rowe, who came up with the companies in support, was struck in the head by a bullet and killed. The death of 'the old friend' as he was always called, was a great loss. He had proved himself so good a commanding officer, and inspired the whole battalion with such confidence, that he was not easily replaced.'

Fisher-Rowe's brother, Lieutenant C V Fisher-Rowe was serving as adjutant in the same battalion at the battle of Neuve Chapelle and was wounded. He was later promoted to Captain and awarded the MC.


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by Stephen Luscombe