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Harold James FRASER

Regimental number2802
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolPrincess Hill State School, Victoria
Address1052 Lygon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alexander Fraser, 1052 Lygon Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military service60th Infantry; Served in 60th Princess Hill Battalion Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2802A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 1 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F< Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander B. and Clara Miriam FRASER, 1052 Lygon Street, North Carlton

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES on 12th October 1917. He led his men through heavy shell and machine gun fire to the most advanced position, and endeavoured to keep down the enemy's fire which was exceedingly heavy. when the advance of the Battalion was ultimately held up, he took charge of the men and kept them under complete control in spite of the adverse conditions and supervised the consolidation of the line. His confidence and fearlessness in a most difficult situation had a most inspiring effect on the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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