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Japhet Money FLETCHER

Regimental number1704
Place of birthElphinstone, Victoria
SchoolElphinstone State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressElphinstone, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.25"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Isaac Fletcher, Elphinstone, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Emily FLETCHER, Elphinstone, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLETCHER Japhet Money

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