Frank Fisher was born in Claremont, Queensland. He lived with his wife Esme and three children from his first marriage, at the Barambah Settlement, Queensland (renamed Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement in 1931) at the time of his enlistment.
Frank enlisted on 16 August 1917 in the 28th Reinforcements to the 11th Light Horse Regiment and embarked to Sydney on the troopship Ulysses in December 1917. After landing at Suez he was transferred to the 4th Light Horse Training Regiment at Moascar, Egypt, and eventually returned to the 11th Light Horse Regiment in April 1918.
Frank returned to Australia on the troopship Morvada in July 1919. After the war he was a well known Rugby League player. ‘King’ Fisher played at five-eight in representative teams for Wide Bay and in 1932 and 1936 against touring teams from Great Britain.
Frank is the great grandfather of the Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman.
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