John Robert Fletcher
13872 10th Scottish Rifles
Missing in Action 25th September 1915, aged 28
Lived at 7 Guildford Street
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France
St.Andrews Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 13/10/1915 - 16th
October 1915 - 23/10/1915
FATE MISSING AFTER BRITISH ADVANCE (Burnley Express 13/10/15)
Uncertainty surrounded the fate of a Burnley man named J.R.Fletcher,
who took part in the British advance with the 10th Scottish Rifles, letters
having been received by his wife who resides at 17 Guilford Street, and
his Parents at 10 Blair Street, stating that nothing has been seen of
him since the famous charge of the Cameronians. Hopes are expressed, however,
that he may have become attached to another Regiment.
Private A.Bridge, a comrade, writes to the soldiers wife as follows; “Your
husband has been missing. I never saw anything of him myself and I enquired,
but nobody seems to know anything about him. He may have got mixed up
with some other Regiment: we all did.” Another comrade says Private
Fletcher fell in the charge.
Private Fletcher, who was 28 years of age, enlisted 12 months ago.