Reminders of uncle’s WWI service
MY Uncle Phil – Gunner Philip Fletcher, 87702, Royal Field Artillery – served in the First World War.
I am enclosing a photograph of his original war campaign medals, his silver “services rendered” badge and his wristband, by which he was recognised when he was dug out of the mud and shrapnel in “no-man’s land.”
I also have a photo of my Uncle Phil and his wife, Aunty May, taken in 1931. Unfortunately, I cannot find the one I had of him in uniform.
The other photo is of his “scroll” signed by King George V, saying he was honourably discharged on 26th July 1917.
Philip Fletcher’s WWI medals, ID tag and Silver Badge
Philip Fletcher in civilian life with his wife May
Philip Fletcher’s honourable discharge certificate