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Alfred FRASER

Regimental number922
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFireman
Address60 Hubble Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Fraser, 60 Gordon Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on HAMEL, the Company of which FRASER was a member came under intense machine gun fire. He immediately, single handed, dashed forward and shot the Officer and the remaining four members of the gun crew who were putting up a stubborn fight. This N.C.O. displayed great coolness and an utter disregard for his personal safety and set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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