MRCS Eng 1846; LSA 1847; MD St Andrew's 1862.
Born in Prestwich in August 1822, Fletcher studied under his uncle Dr Ogden in Rochdale and at Royal Manchester School of Medicine. Around 1851 he joined the staff of the Chatham Street Medical School where he (along with his brother James Ogden Fletcher) was a lecturer in anatomy. Fletcher was later a certifying factory surgeon and was medical inspector of the factories in Ancoats, Manchester. Fletcher was later involved in the foundation of the Manchester Hospital for Consumption where he became honorary physician. Fletcher died at his residence in Higher Broughton on 4 February 1882.