James FLETCHER DCM

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FLETCHER, James

Service Number: 308
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Enlisted at Enoggera, QLD
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1880
Home Town: Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Maryhill Board School, Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Buire, France, 25 June 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 19 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of my beloved husband
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Apr 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 308, Enlisted at Enoggera, QLD
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 308, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 308, 9th Infantry Battalion
8 May 1917: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Citation reads: At Lagnicourt on the 15 April 1917, L/Cpl Fletcher, during an attack by the enemy rendered valualbe assistance to his platoon commander. His coolness and devotion to duty was most marked. During the counter attack he pushed forward with a party of men finally reaching our original front line. Although detached, he promptly consolidated his position and established communication with parties in the rear. He held this position under heavy artillery and machine gun fire until relieved. Through the whole operation he was an excellent example to all. By his energy and skill he was largely instrumental in capturing about 50 enemy Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 4 October 1917 on page 2632 at position 25 London Gazette 18 June 1917 on page 6014 at position 8
13 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
25 Jun 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 308, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Catherine Fletcher of Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba, QLD. Last known address was Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland. Father of C. Alice Fredericks of Brisbane

Medals: DCM, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served with the Scottish Rifles