John Harry FLETCHER

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FLETCHER, John Harry

Service Number: 1057
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, April 1893
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo High School and Melbourne Training College
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Killed in Action, Montbrehain, France, 5 October 1918
Cemetery: Calvaire Cemetery, Montbrehain
Plot I, Row A, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1057, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1057, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1057, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 24th Infantry Battalion
15 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion
20 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Dec 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 24th Infantry Battalion
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 24th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
7 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 24th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 24th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 24th Infantry Battalion, Montbrehain

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of Robert Henry and Annie Fletcher, of Campbell St., Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia. He is remembered in Ilford, Essex as follows:

Ilford War Memorial Gazette

Ilford War Memorial Hall

Merrymeeters Roll of Honour

 

‘Merrymeeters’

A Roll of Honour, held in the archive collection at Redbridge Information and Heritage, commemorates a group of friends, neighbours and relatives known as the ‘Merrymeeters’ who served in the First World War. Many of the group were based in and around Seven Kings and may have got to know each other after moving into the area, shortly after it was developed in 1898-9. The names of those who served, their rank and regiment are presented next to the outcome of their service.

 

"...1057 Captain John Harry Fletcher, of Eaglehawk, Victoria... enlisted on 8 March 1915 as a Private and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Euripides with A Company, 24th Battalion, on 10 May 1915. He was commissioned as a captain on 1 March 1917. He was killed in action on 5 October 1918 in France..." - (www.awm.gov.au)

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