PFC Garth Homer Fletcher

PFC Garth Homer Fletcher

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 3 Jan 1943 (aged 24–25)
China
Burial Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 50873508 · View Source
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PFC Garth Fletcher was a POW who died in the Mukden Prison Camp in modern day Shenyang, China. His body was brought home for burial in 1946. A friend from the camp carried PFC Fletcher's wallet back to his family.

There is some confusion about his death date. The gravestone says May 3, 1943; his POW record in the Mukden Prisoner Of War Remembrance Society says Dec 12, 1942; the fellow veteran who carried Fletcher's wallet home gave his death date as Jan. 3, 1943. I chose to go with the veteran's date.

If you know more about this man, please let me know. I found his stone by accident on a walk and have been very touched by his story.


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  • Created by: Sarah O
  • Added: 9 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50873508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Garth Homer Fletcher (1918–3 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50873508, citing Richford Center Cemetery, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Sarah O (contributor 46488445) .