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Date transcribed2000-00-00
Transcribed byAudrey Green et al
CommentReports of Deaths in the London Times relevant to India

Complete years: 1785-1804, 1816, 1851, 1854

Burial Year  1854    
First Names  Charlotte    
Surname  Fletcher    
Date of Death  1854, April 11th    
Place of Death  London, Stanley Terrace, Chelsea    
Source Year  1854    
Source Edition  May 20th    
Entry  On 11th ult., at Stanley-terrace, Chelsea, aged 78, Mrs Charlotte Fletcher, late of St Peters, Bedford, widow of the late Major Joseph Fletcher. This distinguished officer was at the taking of Seringapatam, and of the various forts of Bejaghur, Allyghur, and Bhurtpore where he commanded the forlorn hope. He was also in the battles of Delhi, Agra, Assaye, Sasnee, and Laswarree, and likewise in Colonel Monsons retreat, where he saved the colours of his regiment, having wrapped them around his body. Major Fletcher was likewise in many other engagements & was several times severely wounded. He died aged 44. On the reconstruction of the line, his regiment (the 2d battalion Old 12th), instead of being in rotation, the 24th, was appointed the 1st Regiment Bengal Native Infantry and allowed to wear on the button, a laurel wreath.    
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