2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Private Mark William Fletcher, commonly known as Fletch, was born on 11th February 1961. He served with 10 Platoon, D Company of The 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA)
He was killed during the night advance towards Darwin Hill on 28th May 1982, whilst attending to Lance Corporal Cork’s wounds. He was found lying besides his Corporal, a shell dressing opened in his hand.
He rests at Stockport Crematorium & Cemetery.
Information courtesy of www.paradata.org.uk
I was a good friend of Mark Fletcher, I was his number two on the GPMG during the Falklands War, and was beside him when he was killed as he gave first aid to Tony Cork who was also killed in the battle for Goose Green. Fletch was a well loved and a lively member of 10 platoon who had a great sense of humour and loved nothing more than a joke and a pint with the lads, but when it came down to work he was a good and very professional soldier. He will be missed but never forgotten by me or anyone that knew him.
I read this account of Mark’s death with great sadness. Unfortunately I did not know Mark but I must have run into him during his early years. I live just around the corner from the Fletchers in Stockport. It is for this reason I feel very close to Mark and I too was in the South Atlantic, onboard a ship in the merchant service. My parents remember Mark’s family and in fact my mother knew the family well.
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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. FLETCHER BAY is in the southwest corner of Danson Harbour, East Falkland.
It is in position
52° 07′ 08.16″ S, 059° 40′ 00.75″ W