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Funeral for soldier Ian Fisher of Elm Park held

PUBLISHED: 11:47 03 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:49 04 December 2013

The coffin of warrant officer class 2 Ian Fisher from The 3rd Battalion

The coffin of warrant officer class 2 Ian Fisher from The 3rd Battalion

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The funeral of Ian Fisher who was killed in an Afghan suicide attack is being held this morning.

Emma Fisher (centre) the widow of warrant officer class 2 Ian Michael Fisher, is comforted by her sister (red jacket) and mother (right) as the cortege passes for his repatriation in Carterton.Emma Fisher (centre) the widow of warrant officer class 2 Ian Michael Fisher, is comforted by her sister (red jacket) and mother (right) as the cortege passes for his repatriation in Carterton.

The service for the 42-year-old from Elm Park started at 11am at Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield.

Mr Fisher, who was a warrant officer class 2 and served with the 3rd Battalion in Helmond, was killed in action on November 5.

He leaves behind a widow Emma and sons James, seven, and William five, as well as his parents Simon and Helen.

In a statement released after his death, Emma said: “Ian will always be the centre of my life. He will be remembered as a dotting father, loving husband and a true professional soldier.”

Warrant Officer class 2 Ian Michael FisherWarrant Officer class 2 Ian Michael Fisher


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