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Regimental number1639
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
Addressc/o Robertson, Whittlington Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Fraser, 4 Caldron Street, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Black Watch, British Army, for 12 years; discharged.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 28 June 1916
Place of burialLaventie Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 13), La Gorgue, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 April 1915. Promoted Sergeant, 1 September 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 22 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, 27 February 1916; taken on strength, 21st Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 103rd Battery, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 1 April 1916. Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 May 1916.

Killed in action, France, 28 June 1916.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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