Daniel Fraser

First Name: 
Daniel
Last Name: 
Fraser
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 29, 1881
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Marshall)
Father's Name: 
Daniel Fraser
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 26, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, August 1, 1916
Place of Death: 
Wandsworth Hospital, England
Cause of Death: 
Died from wounds recieved
Details: 

Daniel Fraser was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Australia with his family. He attended school at Mt Kembla and Helensburgh. At the time of enlistment he was a single 34 year old miner living at Balgownie.

He embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola with 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion on 16th June 1915. Daniel arrived on Gallipoli on 4th August and was wounded in action on 21st August. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to his thigh. He rejoined his mates in A Company at Gallipoli on 10th November 1915.

Daniel went to France with the battalion and while fighting at Pozieres he was again wounded. He was evacuated to Wandsworth Hospital in London for treatment of gun shot wounds to his head and arm. He died from gas gangrene in hospital.

Daniel is buried in Wandsworth Cemetery Block 19 Grave 29.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FRASER D

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