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Hi I am trying to trace any in formation regarding a John Thomas Fletcher born 2 Oct 1889 Rowley Regis he was serving in France in 1918 not sure which regiment but possibly the Staffordshire Regiment he got married in 1911 to a Rosabella Davies.

 

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I have just found out that he was wounded twice and recommended for gallantry medal twice but thats all I know.

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Which regiment was he then ?

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Hi shazlou456,

5 hours ago, shazlou456 said:

...he was serving in France in 1918...

3 hours ago, shazlou456 said:

...he was wounded twice and recommended for gallantry medal twice...

May I ask how you know these? Can you share your reference sources?

Regards
Chris

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Wounded details are quite easy to happen upon with service papers ,, The Times, on line sources  but recommendations for gallantry not very often . Regimental archives  and newspapers are my sources 

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I found out he was in France due to divorce papers which stated so. He also committed bigamy and newspapers reporting this stated he had been wounded twice and recommended for gallantry twice.

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Can you confirm his first wife was Rosabella whom he married in 1911. This makes his father William.

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Just because he was given a recommendation for bravery doesn’t mean it was for medal.  it could’ve been for a mention in dispatches , a divisional certificate, promotion …

 

I love the judges comments about better to give a bullet than receive 

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3 hours ago, Mark1959 said:

his first wife was Rosabella whom he married in 1911. This makes his father William.

Looks like it from Ancestry material...

George

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Interesting read within the Divorce papers...

Also says he was serving in France

George

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TNA has the divorce papers (but not online)

Reference:J 77/1393/2763

Divorce Court File: 2763. Appellant: Rosabella Fletcher. Respondent: John Thomas Fletcher. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [wd].

Date:1918

 

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What year was the newspaper article from please? This will mean we can exclude some medal index cards if the newspaper article is before 1916 (As would have a star)

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Birmingham Daily Post 15 June 1918

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5 minutes ago, corisande said:

TNA has the divorce papers (but not online)

Reference:J 77/1393/2763

Divorce Court File: 2763. Appellant: Rosabella Fletcher. Respondent: John Thomas Fletcher. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [wd].

Date:1918

Available in Ancestry in full

George

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Name: John Thomas Fletcher
Record Type: Divorce
Type: Wife's petition for divorce [wd].
Petition Date: 1918
Spouse: Rosabella Fletcher
Divorce Court File Number: 2763
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57 minutes ago, George Rayner said:

Available in Ancestry in full

George

 You got a link to ancestry pls so I can have a look 

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5 minutes ago, Coldstreamer said:

 You got a link to ancestry pls so I can have a look 

George has kindly given that

Spouse: Rosabella Fletcher
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1. We have not been told why the OP believes that the bigamy case is the man born 1889 in Rowley Regis. Nor why he is interested in this man. It is difficult to work without all the facts

2. But that man is in 1891 census with his parents, William & Leah. And the 1889 birth is recorded in Rowley Regis

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3. William appears to die before the 1901 census. Leah is a widow, but John Thomas is not there

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4 I cannot find him in 1901 nor 1911, but he marries in Nov 1911 - a poignant Marriage Cert

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5. The Ancestry trees cannot add anything, nor can I get more of the Divorce Papers

 

 

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49 minutes ago, corisande said:

George has kindly given that

Spouse: Rosabella Fletcher

Thanks 

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31 minutes ago, George Rayner said:

John Thomas fletcher was my nans sister.  Sorry for delay in reply as my Internet has been down.

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My apologies if my enthusiasm has gone too far. It is never my intention to impinge upon any individual's family details beyond the needs for the research

George

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Shazlou456 The biographical detail is important. We cannot fully identify the correct John Thomas Fletcher unless we can find a bit of military evidence linking him to the correct JT Fletcher. So first we need to know if we can find the right man from census and other records. We can then see if the right man can be linked to a particular soldier's records. So if your Nan can be linked to the man the contributors have discussed -who was married to Rosabella - then that is a start. So is your Nan one of the sisters mentioned in the 1901 census or could she be? Is a name correct?

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I do believe that the man who's mother is named Leah is the correct one. John Thomas Fletcher also had a stepson named Charlie and a daughter named May.

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