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Albert Arthur FRAZER

Regimental number4105
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Street State School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCommonwealth Bank, Account No 59009 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8.125"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinP J Frazer, 80 Erskine Street, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records44
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Parker and Honora FRAZER. Native of Richmond, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 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.

Now, 25 August 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 11010014, 2878 Corporal R.E. POULTER, B Company, 60th Bn, 5 February 1917: 'With the exception of Rooney who was in C. Co. all the above belonged to B. Co. I knew them all. They all went over the top on 19th July at Fromelles. We had 440 yards to cross under heavy fire and a creek to get over into the bargain. None of these men answered roll call. In my own mind they were all killed. We could not get any bodies in, most of which lay 100 yards out in No Man's Land.'

Note, Red Cross File No 1110406: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRAZER Albert Arthur
Red Cross File No 11010014 and 1110406

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