Harold Edwin FRASER

Regimental number6112
Place of birthNewtown, New South Wales
Address43 Arundle Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.9
Height5' 10"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Fraser, 43 Arundle Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 17 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Discharge date9 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionarty Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Attached to Headquarters, 2nd Australian Divisional Train, as clerk, 15 September 1915.

Promoted Acting Lance Corporal, 29 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, 20 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 14 April 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 5 February 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Divisional Train, 1 March 1917.

Attached to 15th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 1 March 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 6 September 1917.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 19 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 February 1918.

Appointed Cadet for training as Flying Officer (Pilot), 6 May 1918.

Having graduated, appointed Flying Officer (Pilot) and 2nd Lt in the Australian Flying Corps, 10 January 1919.

Promoted Lt, 10 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence, 5 June-4 September 1919, William Vincent, Motor Engineers, Reading.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 January 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 9 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRASER Harold Edwin