WW1-008 - Fletcher, James Mathieson (1887-1916)

Leading Seman James Mathieson Fletcher, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

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James Fletcher’s parents were Angus and Jane Fletcher who were married and living in the Gorbals, Glasgow when James was born.   They had moved to Ardchattan when daughter Catherine was born, and in Oban for the birth of Alexander.  On 1891 Census they are living in Cairndow at Croitachonie, Angus is a Ploughman.  Two further children born in Kilmorich were Elizabeth in 1891 and Mary in 1894.

In 1901 Census, the family have moved to Clackmananshire.  Angus is listed as a Shepherd.  It was quite normal in the past for Shepherds to move about depending on work.  Accommodation usually went with the job.

1911 Census, Angus and Jane are back living at Croitachonie in Cairndow, the children by now adults not staying with them.

James was a Leading Seaman with Royal Naval Reserve Service.  Living in Glasgow when he enlisted.  He was killed in action  in 1916.   His Father is listed as his next of kin, address given as Butterbridge.

census information on James Fletcher

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