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Donald Alexander FRASER

Regimental number862
Place of birthLouth, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOverseer
AddressDunlop Street South, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Fraser, Wycomb Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 1), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Cemetery Details shows surname as FRASER
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRASER Donald Alexander

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