John Fisher

John McKerral Fisher 
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 33953
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 11/7/1917
Theatre of Death: Mesopotamia
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps  (Infantry) (131st Coy.)
Memorial: Basra Memorial

Soldier’s Effects information: Father Andrew, mother Annie, brother Andrew, and sister Margaret
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: Corps., No. 33953, and Section, 131st Coy., Machine Gun Corps, 2nd s. of Andrew Fisher of 58 Wardlaw Avenue, Rutherglen, Merchant, Glasgow; and gdson. of the late James Fisher of Glasgow, and of Callander Villa, Dunoon, co. Argyle, by his wife, Annie, daughter. of the late John McKerral of Campbelltown, co. Argyle, and Glasgow; b Glasgow, 2 July 1896; edu, John Street Higher Grad School, Glasgow, and Stonelaw Higher Grade School, Rutherglen; was on the staff of Messrs. William Richards & Son, Average Adjusters, Glasgow; enlisted May, 1914, in 5th (F.F.) Battn. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); was called up for service 5 Aug. following; served in Mesopotamia; took part in the advance on Bagdad, and died 11 July 1917 at Ramadi, of heat-stroke. Buried there. His Commanding Officer wrote: “Your son was in charge of his guns in the firing line during an attack on the enemy on 11 July, and the great heat at midday (123 degrees in the shade) proved too much for him. He was struck down while in action and while facing the enemy.” Unm.
1901 census information:
Address: 29 Main Street, Bridgeton.
Father: Andrew (35) grocer manager, born about 1866 in Glasgow.
Mother: Annie (33) born about 1868 in Glasgow.
Brother: James (7) born about 1894 in Glasgow.
Self: John (7) born about 1894 in Glasgow.
Brother: Andrew born about 1899 in Glasgow.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen and East Parish Church, Rutherglen.

It states on Cenotaph that John was in the Royal Engineers but I assume that this is an error.