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Fletcher, George

WM local preacher, who claimed to be a centenarian born on 2 February 1747 and to have been at Bunker Hill in June 1775, but was probably baptized at Clarborough, Notts., on 15 October 1764. After working as a farm labourer, he enlisted in the Royal Welch Fuseliers in 1785, deserting in 1792 and re-enlisting in 1793 before being pensioned in 1803. Her then served with the West India Dock Company until 1839. As a local preacher he drew large crowds. He died in Poplar on 2 March 1855.


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