Names on Ludwell War Memorial 2

Sidney Frank Fletcher

Surname: Fletcher
Other names: Sidney Frank
Other people in this story:
William Fletcher
Charlotte Ann Fletcher nee Watts
William Henry Fletcher
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Old Boundary Road, Shaftesbury
Higher Coombe, Shaftesbury
Little Ridge Stable, Ridge, Chilmark, Wiltshire
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Cann Parish Church, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury

Story:
Sidney Frank Fletcher was born on 21st December, 1892, in Higher Coombe, Shaftesbury, and baptised at Cann Parish Church, Shaftesbury, on 22nd January, 1893. He was the son of William Fletcher, a Gardener, and Charlotte Ann Fletcher (nee Watts) and brother of William Henry (b.1894), who served in the Machine Gun Corps during the Great War. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a domestic groom and living Little Ridge Stable, Ridge, Chilmark, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Rifleman and joined the 1st Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (The Price Consort's Own) (Service No. 6031). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 1st July 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 16B and 16C). By the end of the war Frank's parents had moved to Glenlyne, 17 Old Boundary Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.

Images:
  • Ludwell War Memorial

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