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June 28th 1917.

My Dear Mrs. Fletcher,

It is with feelings of very deep regret that I write to you of the death of your gallant son No. 413 Pte. T. J. Fletcher. He was killed in the battle of Messines on June 8th.

I deeply deplore the death of so excellent a soldier. During the battle he distinguished himself by his courage, coolness & determination. At all times he was reliable and hardworking, & he was always cheerful and ready in the performance of every duty. He won the affection and esteem of his officers & comrades: we all mourn the loss of such a splendid man.

Officers, non-commissioned-officers & men all join me in offering you and your family most heartfelt sympathy in this your great bereavement.

Yours very sincerely,
Leslie J. Morshead.

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