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Victor was born in Wolverhampton in 1894, the son of William Henry and Ellen Fisher. In 1901 and in 1911 they were living at 49 Retreat Street, Wolverhampton, along with siblings Arthur Gilbert, Beatrice Nellie, Ralph Alfred and Harold Ernest. By 1911 Victor was a safe painter at a safe works.

He enlisted at Lichfield with the 1st Battalion of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (number 10936), but died of wounds on 14 October 1914. He is buried at the Meteren Military Cemetery in France, and commemorated at St Paul’s Church. His photograph appeared in the Midland Counties Express on 14 November 1914.