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Alexander Gregory FRASER

Regimental number1703
Place of birthYarraville, Victoria
SchoolNorth Bundaberg State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressAlma Road, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Fraser, Alma Road, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted, 10 February 1916 - 57th Bn, 2nd Reinforcements; taken on strength, 60th Bn, 25 May 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death25.3
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherine FRASER, 27 Alma Road, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Yarraville, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3282 Pte Roderick John FRASER, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing in Action, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 1110407: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRASER Alexander Gregory
Red Cross File No 1110407

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