Samuel Edward Fletcher
"Andrew I was in contact with the Grenadier Guards Museum and
archivist in London...they were able to forward my G Grandfathers service
record.......his number was indeed 26681 and he was listed as missing
on April 13th 1918 ,he died of a spinal injury while in captivity on April
His family placed the following inscription on his grave “ So he passed over and all the trumpets sound for him on the other side”.
I have been searching for a picture of my Great grandfather...Samuel Edwards Fletcher who died in the great war..he was a Dentists Mechanic and joined the Grenadier Guards..he died of his wounds and is buried in France..I have never seen a picture of him and was scouring your photographs of the old Burnley football clubs for a family likeness..I know he played football ..could you help me...Thanks Rex Fletcher
"It seems that Samuel may have
been involved of the action for which Captain T T Pryce of the 8th Battalion
Grenadier Guards won the VC..I am researching into that right now. Samuel
Died due to a bayonnet wound to the Spine. He is shown here in his Duke
of Lancasters Imperial Yeomanry Uniform..from his Voluntary service
in the Boer war"