Sir Bertie Fisher
|Born||13 July 1878|
|Died||24 July 1972 (aged 94)|
|Years of service||1900 - 1938, 1939 - 1940|
|Unit||Second Boer War|
World War I
World War II
|Commands held||Leicestershire Yeomanry|
8th Infantry Brigade
2nd Cavalry Brigade
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Fisher was commissioned into the 17th Lancers as second lieutenant on 23 May 1900, and served in the Second Boer War, during which he was promoted to lieutenant on 29 July 1901. Following the end of the war, he returned from Cape Town to England in the SS Maplemore in August 1902.
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 married Majorie Frances Boyd and together they went on to have two sons.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "No. 27369". The London Gazette. 29 October 1901. p. 6982.
- "The Army in South Africa - Return of Troops". The Times (36847). London. 15 August 1902. p. 4.
- The Royal Aero Club - Notices Flight Global, 6 September 1913
- Boyd Archived October 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
| Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst
Sir Alan Brooke
| GOC-in-C Southern Command
Sir Alan Brooke