Thame Remembers Lance Corporal Christie West Fletcher
Christie West Fletcher was born on 12th December 1874 in Kew, London the seventh of nine children born to Charles and Lucy Fletcher. His father was a member of the London Stock Exchange. He attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame and afterwards trained as an electrician.
Christie married Louise Eveline Conway in Wandsworth in the summer of 1908 and they had one daughter, Lucy, born in January 1909. In 1909 the family emigrated to Canada and settled in Vancouver British Columbia.
At the age of 40 he volunteered for the Canadian Army on 4th December 1914 and served as a Lance Corporal (107212) in the 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Mounted Rifles. The battalion converted to infantry in January 1916 and fought with the 3rd Canadian Division in France and Belgium. Christie was killed in actions around Arras on 30th September 1916.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, France. In Thame he is remembered on Lord Williams’s School memorial board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France on 01st November 2015 by Alan Wylie