Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 296
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.