Basil George Wellard FLETCHER

FLETCHER, Basil George Wellard

Service Number: 26
Enlisted: 6 September 1914, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kingston, NSW, 6 August 1890
Home Town: Haberfield, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 11 April 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Commercial Banking Company of Sydney WW1 Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 26, 13th Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, 26, 13th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, 26, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Apr 1917: Involvement Captain, 13th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Lieutenant B. G. W. Fletcher is the son of Mr. J. C. and Emily Fletcher, of Castlemaine Brewery, Walgett, and Coonamble, and now of O'Connor street, Haberfield. He  left Sydney in October, 1914, and was at the Dardanelles until three weeks ago and is now reported as being ill in Malta Hospital. Lieutenant Fletcher was employed by the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney (Head Office).