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2387089   Private Dennis George Fletcher
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 24/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Dennis George Fletcher was the son of Edward and Mrs C Fletcher. He was born about 1917 in England. He was married to Mrs Fletcher of Smith Street, Moneymore. Private Dennis George Fletcher was stationed in the Moneymore area. Private Dennis Fletcher served with C Company, part of the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 24th July 1944 in the fighting in northern France after the Normandy landings. Dennis’ brother was married to a sister of Mrs Fletcher. He too served in World War Two.
Further Information
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fletcher; husband of Mary Fletcher, of Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Dennis George Fletcher was the son of Edward and Mrs C Fletcher.
Dennis was born about 1917 in England.
He was married to Mrs Fletcher of Smith Street, Moneymore.
Private Dennis George Fletcher was stationed in the Moneymore area and was well known to many in the district.
Private Dennis Fletcher served with C Company, part of the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment.
Private Dennis George Fletcher was killed in action in France on 24th July 1944 in the fighting in northern France after the Normandy landings.
On D-Day the 2nd Devons landed immediately behind the 1st Hampshires and 1st Dorsets and then passed through to capture Ryes and an enemy coastal battery at Longues. In the Normandy campaign they fought at La Belle Epine (near Trungy), at Hottot, at Le Lion Vert and at Les Forges on the road to Conde sur Noireau. After the rapid advance across the Seine and through Belgium, they played a part in Operation Market Garden, fighting to consolidate the Eindhoven corridor through which XXX Corps would pass on their way to the bridges at Nijmegen and Arnhem.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 19th August 1944: Roll of Honour – Killed in Action
FLETCHER – August 1944, killed in action in France, Dennis George, C Company, 2nd Devonshire Regiment, dearly loved husband of Mary Fletcher, Smith Street, Moneymore, and second son of the late Edward Fletcher and Mrs C Mills, 5 Farmington Rise, Northleach, Gloucestershire. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and all at home. ‘May he rest in peace.’
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 19th August 1944:
Mrs Fletcher, of Smith Street, Moneymore, has received intimation of the death in action in France of her husband, Private Dennis George Fletcher, who comes from England, was stationed in the neighbourhood and was well known to many in the district. Another brother is married to a sister of Mrs Fletcher, and at present is on active service. The deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Fletcher on this grievous loss of a kindly husband and a very gallant soldier.
Private Dennis George Fletcher has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 13 of the Bayeux Memorial in Calvados, France.
Panel 13 of the Bayeaux Memorial.
Dennis’ brother was married to a sister of Mrs Fletcher. He too served in World War Two.
The CWGC record Private Dennis George Fletcher as the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Fletcher. He is also listed as the husband of Mary Fletcher of Moneymore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Smith Street Moneymore Newspaper lists wife at Smith Street 54.692872 -6.669273
References and Links
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1 Bayeux Memorial & Panels Shows Fletcher D G on Panel 13
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020