East Knoyle War Memorial

James Frederick Alfred Fletcher

Surname: Fletcher
Other names: James Frederick Alfred
Other people in this story:
Henry Fletcher
Amy Elizabeth Fletcher nee Chalke
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Romsey, Hampshire
Farley 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 (nee 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.

Images:
  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives