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Edwin William Fisk
Name: Edwin William Fisk Rank: Driver Service Number: 2003407 Service: 287th Field Company, Royal Engineers, British Army Date of Birth: August 10, 1917 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: Unknown Place of Enlistment: Unknown Date of Death: December 15, 1943 Age: 26 Cemetery Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand Grave: Plot 2 Row C, Grave 68 Commemorated on Page 159 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 3 Edwin William Fisk was the son of Frank Raymond Robert Fisk (1880-1966) and Elsie Annie (Ferguson) Fisk (1885-1968). His father was born in Upper Musquodoboit, Halifax Co., NS; his mother – in Tangier, Halifax County. Edwin departed Canada from Halifax to Southampton, England on the Olympic (White Star Dominion Line) in April 1919 arriving May 2, 1919. The ship’s record indicates the family travelled 3rd Class and that his father was a Petty Officer, Navy and his mother, a housewife. Edwin married Iris Emmaline Jesse Wade (1922-2019) of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England between Oct and December 1941 in Braintree, England. Her address was listed as 130 Military Road, Colchester, Essex on his POW card. Fisk served as a Driver with the 287th Field Company of the Royal Engineers in the British Army. The Battle of Singapore took place from February 8th to the 15th in 1942. Fisk was captured in Singapore on February 15, 1942, in the Fall of Singapore and made a Prisoner of War (POW). He died at Camp “MA” on the Burma Railway, in Thailand. He was originally buried at the Kanburi Cemetery (Grave #464) on December 18, 1943, and with grave consolidation was reinterred at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery January 11, 1943.
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