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Private Charles George Fletcher Ox & Bucks. d.1914

Photo and information courtesy of Karen Rose who is Charles' Great Granddaughter.

Charles’ father, John Fletcher, came from Deddington. His mother, Elizabeth, came from Bodicote. Charles was born in Deddington in 1880 and was one of ten children.

Charles married Edith Green in 1903 in Milcombe. Charles and Edith had three children. On the 1911 census his occupation states Farm Labourer.

Charles entered the War on 29th August 1914. He was a Private with the 3rd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.
He died of his wounds on the 26th October 1914 in France, which is where he is buried.

His family received three medals for him, the Victory Medal, British Medal and the 1914 Star Medal.

Charles’ brother Thomas Fletcher also was killed in the War in France in 1916.
Edith became a widow aged 33 and had three young children to bring up. She remaried five years later in 1919 and had two more children with her second husband.