Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium
Son of G.
Henry Fletcher and Mary Ann (his wife), of 423, Gordon Avenue, Verdun, Montreal.
Native of Jersey,
Died of wounds, aged 20 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 22
Friends of Private Arthur L Fletcher of
the Canadians, who died of wounds received at Passchendaele,
will be interested to learn that the late soldier has
been awarded the Military Medal for special gallantry
in this engagement. He showed distinguished bravery
in carrying messages under very heavy fire. On the morning
of the attack the enemy laid down so heavy a fire that
it was impossible to keep the lines of communication
open. Private Fletcher with a comrade promptly volunteered
to go forward and get information. He was severely wounded
but persisted in going forward, he obtained the required
information but on the way back collapsed from loss
of blood and pain, he insisted however on his comrade
leaving him and getting back with the message. His conduct
was a splendid example to all.