Albert George Fletcher

Surname: Fletcher
Other names: Albert George
Other people in this story:
James Alfred Fletcher
Mary Fletcher (nee White)
John Alfred Fletcher
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Blargies, Oise, France
Netton, Amesbury, Wiltshire

Albert George Fletcher was born in Alvediston, Wiltshire during 1886 the son of James Alfred Fletcher and Mary Fletcher (nee White).   The family lived at Crook Hill, Alvediston, up until the father died in 1907.  By 1911 Albert was boarding at Trow Cottage, Alvediston.   He had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12280).  He served in France and Flanders from 21 Sep 1915 with the 7th Battalion and very late on in the war had been gravely wounded and spent much time in hospital.  Regrettably he died on 5 Mar 1919 and was buried in the Blargies Communal Cemetery (Extension), Oise, France, (Grave Ref. I. H. 5.). He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals along with the 1915 Star.   His mother had by then moved to Coffee Farm, Netton, Amesbury, Wiltshire, and this may explain why his name does not appear on the local Alvedsiton War Memorial.   His brother, John Alfred Fletcher, may also have served but there is no definite evidence available.


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