Guardsman Samuel Edward Fletcher
26681 4th Grenadier Guards
Died of Wounds,whilst a prisoner of war, 17th April 1918
Lived at 53 Parker Lane
Buried in Tourcoing (Pont Neuville) Communal Cemetery, France Grave D9
Burnley Express 8/6/1918
St Peters Memorial, Burnley

Burnleys Great War Centenary Sponsored by: Rex Fletcher (Gt.-Grandson)

"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 17th 1918."
Regards Rex Fletcher

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"



 

 

 

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