Fletcher, Allan Archibald (Private)

Unit 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number 1DRL/0293
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallett: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Fletcher, Allan Archibald
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1915-1916; 1928
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/576
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to service of 1812 Private Allan Archibald Fletcher, 14 Battalion, Egypt and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes photostat copy of Fletcher's diary 29 December 1915 - 14 March 1916 describing time at camp in Egypt and sightseeing. Copies made by Australian War Memorial, Melbourne, 1928. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 1812 Private A.A. Fletcher, 14th Battalion, A.I.F., who on 18 September 1918 was killed in action at Mont. St. Quentin. Other biographical details concerning him are: foreman packer, of Collingwood, Victoria, born Collingwood; educated at Flinders Street State School, Geelong, Victoria, and at Geelong West State School; enlisted in the A.I.F. on 17 July 1915; age at time of death, 30.

Three brothers - G.F. Fletcher, H.G. Fletcher, and J.N. Fletcher served with the A.I.F., and survived the war.