Other names: Percy Edwin John
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetHigher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersSalisbury, WiltshireExeter, Devon
Story: Percy Edwin John Fletcher was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 25 Mar 1896 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Apr 1896 the son of William Fletcher and Charlotte Ann Fletcher (nee Watts). He spent his early life with his parents at Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, until he enlisted with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 192). He served in France and Flanders with 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 204222) and later the 4th Battalion. He had during his time received a gun shot wound to his right foot for which he eventually received a pension. He was discharged on 19 Feb 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Dorothy Ellen Collins in Salisbury, Wiltshire, during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 27 Holland Road, Exeter, Devon, working as a Tea Salesman. His death was recorded at his home in Exeter on 10 May 1973. Of his brothers, Sidney Frank Fletcher was killed in action and William Henry Fletcher and Victor Reginald Fletcher both served and survived.