Barnsley born winger Fred Fisher started his football career with Monckton Athletic in 1932 and joined hometown club Barnsley in 1933, making his debut against New Brighton that December scoring in a 2-0 victory. Barnsley were promoted at the end of the season as Third Division (North) Champions although Fisher’s contribution was 3 goals in 6 games only.
He was never assured of his place at Barnsley and having lost his place in January, he joined Chesterfield in March 1938 after 18 goals in 78 games for The Tykes. His spell at Saltergate wasn’t all that lengthy, and after a single goal in 16 appearances for The Spireites he transferred to Millwall in November 1938, where he had scored 6 goals in 16 appearances by the time the advent of the Second World War led to the abandonment of peacetime football in September 1939.
He won a wartime international cap for England in a 4-1 victory over Wales at The City Ground, Nottingham on 16th April 1941 and played wartime football for Derby County, Southampton and Arsenal. Fisher served as an air gunner in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was killed in action while serving with 166 Squadron over France in July 1944 and is buried in Taingy Communal Cemetery.
NB in the photograph he is on the right shaking hands with Millwall team mate George Williams.