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Donald Stewart FRASER

Regimental number2527
Place of birthWarracknabeal Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Fraser, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'He showed great energy and devotion to duty as a runner on 7th - 9th June 1917 at MESSINES whilst attached to the 12th Brigade Machine Gun Company maintaining communication from the gun positions to the Machine Gun Company Headquarters during very heavy enemy shell fire at a time when such could only be maintained by runner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 August 1961
Age at death70
Place of burialWagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, New South Wales

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