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Leslie FRASER

Regimental number2261
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Fraser, Irrigation Area, Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackall, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 27), 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
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth FRASER, Leeton Post Office, New South Wales. Native of Hay, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane with 3rd Reinforcements, 9th Bn, 13 February 1915.

Returned to Australia, 25 May 1915 (venereal disease).

Transferred to 7th Bn, Broadmeadows, 14 June 1915.

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate, 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915'.

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

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