|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o G F Fletcher, Munyong Apiaries, Warwick, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, G F Fletcher, Allan near Warwick, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Bar to Military Cross (altered from Companion of the Distinguished Service Order)
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He laid telephone wires under heavy machine gun and shell fire and continued to maintain communications after the men with him had suffered severe casualties. On another occasion though wounded , he refused to retire, and rallied his men under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Distinguished Service Order
'During an attack near Mont St. Quentin, on the 2nd September, 1918, an enemy strong point held up the advance. After a daring personal reconnaissance, during which he captured a machine gun post with three guns, he surrounded and took the strong point, which contained seventeen machine guns and two trench mortars. He then re-organized his company and led the attack on the objective. When the Acting Commanding Officer of the battalion was wounded, he took command of the whole front line, and his fine gallantry and untiring efforts set a wonderful example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on enemy trenches. Seeing his company held up on its right flank by heavy machine gun fire, he rallied the men, and rushed the enemy trench well ahead of them, killing six of the enemy with his revolver. He did very fine service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross and Bar, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|