Mark Hone Posted 16 October , 2013 Share Posted 16 October , 2013 Out of the blue, someone has sent me a load of clippings from the local press in Radcliffe relating to Bury Grammar School old boys in the Great War. I am very grateful to the person involved. The selection contains much information of which I had been previously unaware and has opened several new lines of enquiry. One of these is an intriguing reference to Mr Fred Fletcher who 'has been killed in Africa'. The clipping is dated 12th June 1915. Mr. Fletcher was the son of a farmer, Daniel Fletcher, from Unsworth and took up a career in scientific agriculture. He was apparently Junior Professor of agriculture at Ghizeh College, egypt and Director of General Agriculture in the Bombay Presidency and Professor at Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum. Frustratingly, having detailed his academic achievements, the article gives no further information about the circumstances of his death. it is clearly regarded as war related as it appears in the weekly 'Heroes who have given their lives for their country' section. However, he does not appear on our school war memorial (which includes one non war related death) nor can I find him on CWGC or SDGW. Can anyone shed light on this mystery? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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