Private Thomas Fleckney

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

6 Dec 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Mr F. W. Mullett

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 Elizabeth Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Puchevillers British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st December 1916
Pte Thomas Fleckney


Pte Thomas Fleckney, 31848, 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, died on December 6th, 1916, from wounds sustained on the Somme. He was aged 32 and the father of five children.

A letter from Sister Knight, of the Casualty Clearing Station where he was being treated, said Pte Fleckney had been admitted into hospital early in the morning with severe wounds to both legs and the necessity to amputate the right leg. He died at midday on December 6th.

The Rev Alf K. Heyland, Chaplain, wrote to Mrs Fleckney to say her husband had been buried with all possible military honours.

Pte Fleckney had married Rose Soper at St Saviours Church on January 23rd, 1904. They had five children - Rose Maud, Lily Annie, Ivy, Thomas and Sidney Harold - and lived at 7 Elizabeth Street, Luton.

From leaving school he worked for hat manufacturer Mr W. F. Mullett at Tavistock Street. He joined up in June 1916 and was trained at Sittingbourne, Kent, before going out to France about three months before his death.

He had often played football for Luton Clarence FC and was a member of the Crusaders team which had won the Beds Cup.


Individual Location

Pte Thomas Fleckney

Author: Deejaya

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