Colin FLETCHER
Rank: Gunner
Number: 260727
Unit: “Details” ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Date of Death: 15 December 1918
Age: 20
Cemetery: St Pol British Cemetery, St-Pol-sur-Ternoise, Pas de Calais, France

Squire Fletcher and Sarah Richardson had married at Christ Church, Heaton Norris in 1888. When the census was taken in 1901, they and their two children, Mary and Colin, were living at 106 Love Lane, Stockport (and, later, at 4 Denby Lane, Heaton Chapel).

St Pol was an army administrative centre towards the end of the War and Colin’s unit description as “Details” suggests he was attached to the centre. All soldiers who served abroad before the Armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, were entitled to service medals. An index to these entitlements is available at the National Archives website and it has not been possible to identify Colin amongst them. His service number suggests that it is probable that he enlisted sometime towards the end of the War but may have been retained in the UK on home service duties and had only recently arrived in France. His death will have been through natural causes or accident.

   
           
   
     
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