William was born in late 1883 at Haywards Heath, Sussex, to parents Robert Fletcher, a PM minister, and Elizabeth Chapman.
The 1911 census return describes William as a hairdresser, umbrella repairer and tobacconist.
He married Helen Cramond Mitchell (1883-1969) in early 1909 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Census returns and birth records identify three children..
- Jean Elizabeth (b abt1910)
- Margaret (b1918) – a shop assistant (1939); married Ralph P Lewis in 1945
- Cyril G (b1920) – a shop assistant (1939)
William died in late 1929 in London.
- 1904 Ipswich
- 1905 Shoreham
- 1906 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers