The following four part chronicle details the service of Private Robert Fletecher (1881 – 1918) Army No. 45668, who served in the Lancashire Fusiliers during the Great War and died as a prisoner of war (POW) 16/04/1918 aged 36 years. Private Robert Fletcher’s grandson, Robert Fletcher and great grandson, Michael Fletcher, have compiled this research, which is reproduced here with their permission.
Apparently there was a cricket pitch in the field opposite the “2 Mile” marker on Rooley Moor Road (just at the start of the rural section after the housing estate). Does anyone have any details?