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 8th June 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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