The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Fletcher


Private Albert FLETCHER, G/982, "D" Company, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of pulmonary & laryngeal tuberculosis at Tooting Military Hospital, Church Lane Tooting, SW, at 11.30pm, 2nd February 1916, age 28.  

Born Stone, Dartford, Kent, enlisted 1st September 1914, Gravesend, Kent, age 27, height 5ft 7 inches, 161lbs. Formerly labourer.

Son of Mary and Jacob Fletcher.

Next of Kin - Oldest brother, John W Fletcher, of 107 Charles Street, Stone, Dartford, Kent. Other brother, Charles Edward Fletcher, of 176 Charles Street, Stone, Dartford, Kent. Sister, Florence Mabel Goodwin, 176 Charles Street, Stone, Dartford, Kent.

Postings - Home, 1st September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF, 1st June 1915 to 22nd November 1915; Home, 23rd November 1915 to 2nd February 1916.

22nd January 1916, Medical Report on an Invalid, Tooting Military Hospital - Date of original disability, September 1915; Place, France; disability, pulmonary & laryngeal tuberculosis; enlisted 1st September 1914, was quite well at time. He was sent to France on June 1st 1915, soon afterwards to the trenches, he remained there until the end of September, he then developed a cough. He reported sick in October and was sent into hospital at ???????, from there he was transferred to England and admitted to Tooting Military Hospital. He has no previous serious illness as a cement worker by trade. His father and mother are both dead, cause unknown. He is not aware of any history of TB in the family. He looks extremely ill. He formerly weighed 13st 7lbs he now weighs 9st 7lbs. Condition brought on by hardship and and exposure, whilst on Active Service. Recommend discharge as permanently unfit. Recommendation approved by Medical Board, 25th January 1916.

Buried at  Stone Cemetery, 4402, Dartford, Kent.

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