Fletcher, James Edward


War Service:
Lance Bombardier 3774301 JAMES EDWARD FLETCHER of 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on 8 February 1944.

He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, the largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma (now Myanmar). It was begun in 1951 for the reception of graves from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not be maintained. The cemetery now contains 6,374 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Huyton-with-Roby war memorial and the memorial to the 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was 25 years old, the son of Frederick W. Fletcher and Sarah J. Fletcher, of Huyton Quarry, Lancashire.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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