W. G. Fish
Born in Accrington, Fish studied at Westminster City School before entering journalism. He joined the Daily Mail in 1904, and was promoted to news editor in 1906, quickly gaining attention by providing the first reports of Dr Crippen's arrest in Canada.
He was promoted to become editor of the Mail in 1919. In 1922, he planned to sue the newspaper's owner, Lord Northcliffe, for libel, but was dissuaded and ultimately served until 1930. He spent his retirement as a director of the Mail, and during World War II he advised the Ministry of Information and the Press and Censorship Bureau.
|Editor of the Daily Mail