Roland Bernard FLETCHER

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FLETCHER, Roland Bernard

Service Number: NX80005
Enlisted: 23 December 1941, Paddington, NSW, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: "Z" Special Unit
Born: Dublin, Ireland, 28 May 1916
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman - Clerk
Died: Execution, Malaya, 7 July 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Official Commemoration - Grave Location: Coll. Grave 28. A. 1-10.
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fairbridge War Memorial, Operations Jaywick & Rimau
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN NX80005, "Z" Special Unit
23 Dec 1941: Enlisted Corporal, SN NX80005, "Z" Special Unit, Paddington, NSW, Australia
26 Feb 1945: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, First reported - Missing, Date: 26/02/1945; Later reported, as per stated: 07/07/1945, deceased whilst P.O.W (Execution, beheaded) Singapore; NAA Service Record (Pg: 5) of Corporal: Roland Bernard FLETCHER; SN NX80005.
26 Feb 1945: Wounded Corporal, SN NX80005, "Z" Special Unit, Malaya/Singapore, First reported - Missing, Date: 26/02/1945; Later reported, as per stated: 07/07/1945; Killed in Action, deceased whilst P.O.W (Execution, beheaded) Singapore; NAA Service Record (Pg: 5) of Corporal: Roland Bernard FLETCHER; SN NX80005.

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

His role in the Z Special forces was captured in the film Higest Honour also known as Heroes of Krait, 1982 directed by John McLean.

Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Albert George & Ida Lilian FLETCHER, of Canton, Cardiff, Sth Wales, United Kingdom.