Other names: Victor Reginald
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireHigher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireIndiaBridport, DorsetCrewkerne, SomersetOgwr, Mid Glamorgan, WalesCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Victor Reginald Fletcher was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 12 Sep 1898 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Oct 1898 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 in the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 7 Sep 1914 as a Private (Service No. 2485). He served with his Battalion in India and at some time had held the rank of Corporal and later Sergeant with new Service No. 200806. He had suffered with enteric fever from 23 Feb 1916 but after recovery continued with his duties. He was eventually discharged on 26 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Ethel Jane Marshelsea in Bridport, Dorset, on 19 Jul 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Glenhurst', Middle Path, Crewkerne, Somerset, working as a Tea Salesman. His death was recorded in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, during 1984. Of his brothers, Sidney Frank Fletcher served and was killed in action whereas Percy Edwin John and William Henry Fletcher both served and survived.