Machine Gun Corps.

Isaac Fletcher was living in Wordsley in 1914 and worked as a moulder at Messrs. Jones and Attwood in Amblecote. He joined the army in September 1914 and served with the Worcesters. He became proficient with the machine gun and, when the new Corps was established, was transferred to the 64th Brigade of the Machine Gun Corps in the 21st Division. In 1917 they followed up the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line and fought in the battles at Arras, including Bullecourt. They moved in July to the Third Battle of Ypres and fought at Polygon Wood in August and at Broodseinde starting on the 4th October. Sergeant Isaac Fletcher was killed in action on the 5th October. His Lieutenant’s letter of condolence to the family stated that ‘he died a soldier’s death in one of the greatest victories of the war’. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Wordsley Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Wordsley Holy Trinity

Wordsley Holy Trinity

High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU

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