Other names: James Frederick Alfred
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, Wiltshire France & FlandersBucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceMilton, East Knoyle, WiltshireRomsey, HampshireFarley Chamberlayne, Hampshire
Story: James Frederick Alfred Fletcher was born in 1895 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 5th January, 1896. He was the son of Henry Fletcher, a General Labourer, and Amy Elizabeth Fletcher (née Chalke). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Shepherd on the Clouds Estate and living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury, giving Romsey, Hampshire as his address, and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 21254). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of wounds on 28th April 1917 and was buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.C.23). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial as well as the memorial in St John's Church, Farley Chamberlayne, Hampshire, near to where his parents had moved.