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William FRASER

Regimental number4485
Place of birthMuir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland
OccupationHospital attendant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Fraser, Knockan Cairn, Eventon , Rosshire, Scotland
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

'Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918.'
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingJeancourt, 1918 France
Age at death26
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'In an operation against the enemy position South West of METEREN on night 23/24th June, 1918, Lance Corporal FRASER had charge of a party to mop up first objective of right attacking Company. On arriving at objective he led his party down the narrow enemy trench, and though wounded before arriving he still kept going, killed 7 of the enemy and cleared the trench for 200 yards. He set a splendid example of bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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