Monday 23 February 2009

Private Edmund Houston Fletcher

Born on 18 October 1882 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland - son of Elizabeth Fletcher, Craglea, Castle Rock, Londonderry, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Peterborough, Ontario, trade as newspaper reporter, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 6 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 41 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 25 February 1916 (number 220473) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 18 July 1916.

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