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Francis William Fletcher was the eldest of seven children born to Frank and Annie Julia Fletcher, née Lewing-don. Frank worked as a house painter and decorator as well as being a glazier. Francis was born in 1891 at Cherington, Shipston on Stour, Warks. His six younger siblings, Allen, Emily, Marjorie, Thomas, Hilda and Agnes were all born in Cherington. By 1911, Francis had left the family home and was living as a boarder at 18 Langborough Road, Wokingham and working as a nurseryman. He moved to Nottinghamshire, probably taking up the same type of work on the Welbeck estate.
09 Aug 1915
696114 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Francis enlisted at Worksop. His battalion was sent to the Balkans. They sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. Francis became one of the casualties and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial
CWG additional information:- Son of Frank and Annie Julia Fletcher, of Cherington, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs.
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