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Roderick John FRASER

Regimental number3282
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolNorth Bundaberg State School, Queensland
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Fraser, 27 Alma Road, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death26.10
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1703 Pte Alexander Gregory FRASER, 60th Battalion, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 3 February 1916 (mumps); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, 23 February 1916 (middle ear disease); transferred to Garrison Australian Reserve Brigade, Zeitoun, 5 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Hog's Back, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 23 April 1916; rejoined unit, Duntroon Plateau, 23 April 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 14 May 1916 (pyrexia), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (toxaemia); discharged to unit, 18 May 1916.

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

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRASER Roderick John
Red Cross file 1110301

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