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George Henry FRASER

Regimental number2025
Place of birthMacorna, Victoria
SchoolMacorna State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Fraser, Ringwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDrowned off Corfu Island on flight to Australia.
FateDied as a result of accident --/12/1919
Place of death or woundingCorfu Island
Age at death38
Place of burialAeroplane accident at sea
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in White Hills Cemetery, Victoria. Inscription on family headstone reads: ' ... drowned at sea while flying home from England with Captain HOWELL in a Martinsyde Aeroplane, aged 39. Plane found floating in the sea 15 miles from Corfu Island on December 9 1919'. Parents: Robert (d. 27 March 1894, aged 46; bu. White Hills Cemetery) and Mary FRASER (d. 15 March 1937, aged 92; bu. White Hills Cemetery)

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