George William Fish

George William Fish

George William Fish (born August 14, 1889 in London, England; died April 28, 1964 in Victoria, BC) was an officer of the RCMP and a private serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in World War I. He spent from 1934-1938 in Vancouver as an inspector in the Criminal Investigation Branch of the RCMP during which time he was a member of the Board of Review for Illegal Immigrants. Leaving the coast and assuming command of the Edmonton Sub-Division in December 1938, he retired at the rank of Superintendent in January 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


ForenameGeorge William
Regularized NameGeorge William Fish


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