Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. J G B Fletcher

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John Gordon Bewley Fletcher, from Wadhurst, enlisted in the RAFVR in November 1938 as an Aircrafthand with 604 Squadron. He later remustered as an Air Gunner and was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939. He was with 604 on Blenheims at Northolt at the start of the Battle.

On 25th August 1940 he was aboard Blenheim L6782 when it crashed, cause unknown, near Witheridge, Exeter while on an operational sortie. Fletcher and the pilot Sergeant C Haigh were killed with LAC AL Austin dying from injuries the following day.

He was 20 years old and is buried at Forest Row Cemetery, Sussex.

His grave shows the rank of Flight Sergeant though he is listed by the CWGC as a Sergeant.

 

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