Born in 1895 at Woodford, son of William (Brickfields Labourer) and Elizabeth Fletcher. 1901: With his family at 17 Maybank Cottages, Maybank Road, South Woodford. 1911: A Van Boy with the Great Eastern Railway, still living with his family at 17 Maybank Cottages.
He was awarded the Territorial Force War Medal, indicating membership of the Territorial Force before 30th Septembrt 1914.
He went to France with his Battery on 14th March 1916.
1/1 Essex Battery worked in support of the Canadians at Vimy Ridge where the pre attack bombardment began on 20th March 1917. The attack itself commenced on 9th April 1917. At some stage Albert Fletcher sustained wounds from which he died in one of the Military Hospitals at Boulogne on 8th April 1917.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian