|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1941|
Casualty of WWII, Walter served as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Haslemere which was sent to rescue the famous downed pilot,First Officer Amy Johnson, CBE after her Airspeed Oxford aircraft crashed into the Thames Estuary.Miss Johnson,serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary, was seen alive in the water and Lieutenant-Commander Fletcher dived in,fully clothed, to save her, but drowned in the failed attempt.For his heroic action, he was posthumously awarded the Albert Medal,a decoration later replaced by the George Cross.He was the son of the Revd. Canon Edward Sumner Bicknell Fletcher, M.A., and of Bertha May Fletcher, of Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire.
Plot: Naval Reservation. Grave 1379.
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Record added: Feb 03, 2008
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