Henry Arthur FLETCHER

FLETCHER, Henry Arthur

Service Number: 952
Enlisted: 18 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dongarra, Western Australia., 6 May 1894
Home Town: Mingenew, Mingenew, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith Striker
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, 29 November 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row C, Grave No. 221
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dongara War Memorial, Mingenew Honour Roll, Mingenew War Memorial, Walkaway Irwin and Greenough and Districts Roll of Honor
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 952, 44th Infantry Battalion
6 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 952, 44th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
6 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 952, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Fremantle

Help us honour Henry Arthur Fletcher's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 29th November…… Henry Arthur Fletcher was born on 6th May, 1894 at Dongarra, Western Australia.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 8th January, 1916 as a 21 year old, single, (Blacksmith) Striker from Mingenew, West Australia.
Private Henry Arthur Fletcher, Service number 952, embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on HMAT Suevic (A29) on 6th June, 1916 with the 44th Infantry Battalion - Headquarters. He was admitted to Ship’s Hospital at Sea on 17th June, 1916 & discharged the same day. Private Fletcher was admitted again to Ship’s Hospital on 29th June, 1916 & discharged on 13th July, 1916. Private Fletcher disembarked at Plymouth, England on 21st July, 1916.

Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England. Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.
On 15th November, 1916 Private Fletcher reported sick – cause N.Y.D. (not yet determined). He was admitted to Military Hospital at Tidworth & was reported to be dangerously ill on 28th November, 1916.

Private Henry Arthur Fletcher died on 29th November, 1916 at Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Double Pneumonia.

He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)