The Royal British Legion is on a mission to reunite medals belonging to a Warwickshire soldier killed at the Battle of the Somme, with his descendants.
The West Midlands branch of the charity is asking for any of Sapper William Fletcher's relatives to come forward. It has been handed two medals and a death plaque.
- Who was Sapper William Fletcher?
- Sapper William Fletcher was born in Arley in Warwickshire.
- He was sworn into service on 10 June 1915 and went to France on four days later with 174th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.
- He was killed in action on 25 October at the Somme. He was 41-years-old.
- He had five children and was married to Mary Rebecca Sketchley.
- His last known address was Emery’s Cottage in Ansley, Warwickshire.
Sapper William Fletcher's 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals and a death plaque were handed into the Legion’s Birmingham Pop In Centre on New Street after being found at Stechford Industrial Estate in April.