George Adam FLETCHER

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FLETCHER, George Adam

Service Number: 541
Enlisted: 19 March 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belper, Derbyshire, England (1892), date not yet discovered
Home Town: Oatley, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Died of Illness (Cerebro spinal fever) aged 24, France, 20 May 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Plot 111, Row B, Grave 16
Memorials: Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. Pictorial HR, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality of Hurstville Pictorial Honour Roll No 2
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World War 1 Service

19 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 541, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 541, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney

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Cemetery details: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Nord Pas de Calais, France (Plot 111, Row B, Grave 16)

"...541 Private (Pte) George Adam Fletcher, 20th Battalion, of Oatley, NSW. Pte Fletcher enlisted on 19 March 1915 and died of disease at St. Omer, France, on 20 May 1916. Born in Belper, Debyshire, England, he came to Australia at twenty, working as a salesman at Anthony Hordern prior to his enlistment. His portrait is one of a number displayed on a photo montage Honour Board made for the department store Anthony Hordern and Sons Ltd, Sydney by the returned soldier and sailor employees of the company. It commemorated 46 of the company's 48 employees who died as a result of their service in the First World War." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

 

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