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PO. A. Fletcher Dead Overseas
Lindsay, March 30 (Special).—Official word was received this afternoon of the death of PO Arthur Fletcher, son of Prof. (Lieut.) W.W. Fletcher, organist and choirmaster of Cambridge Street United Church, who is stationed at Yarmouth, N.S. on coastguard duty.
Pilot Officer Fletcher, 21 years of age, had been overseas four months. He was a graduate of the Lindsay Collegiate Institute and is survived by his parents, one sister in Calgary, one brother in Kingston and one sister at home in Lindsay. Before entering the service PO. Fletcher was an apprentice in Dunoon’s drug store in Lindsay. His father, Lieut. Fletcher, is a veteran of the last war and an organist for some time stationed at Sydney and Charlottetown. Since enlisting in this war he has been stationed on guard duty at Sherbrooke, Que., and Gravenhurst. PO. Fletcher will be interred in England.
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Arthur Haydn Fletcher of Lindsay enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on 26 May 1941.
He trained in Canada at Trenton (Ont.),Rivers (Man.), Jarvis (Ont.), Aylmer (Ont.), Penfield Ridge (N.B.), Debert (N.S.), Belleville (Ont.), and Charlottetown (P.E.I.). He was promoted in turn from ACII to LAC to PO and FO. This training was for Pilot, Bombing, Air Gunnery and Navigation.
Pilot Officer Fletcher was sent overseas in November 1942. He was engaged in operational duty from England over enemy territory.
In England Flying Officer Fletcher was attached to the RAF for operational duty.
Flying Officer Fletcher was killed while on duty over England on 29 March 1943.
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- 30 Mar 1943
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- 29 Mar 1943
- Personal Name(s):
- Arthur Haydn Fletcher ; Arthur Fletcher ; W.E. Fletcher ; Hilda Fletcher ; Stewart Fletcher ; Gladys Fletcher
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