John Robert Fraser

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Fraser
Father's Name: 
W G (Alexander) Fraser
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, December 3, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Brigade, 2nd Reinforcements
Company: 
15th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 10, 1915
Place of Death: 
Valletta, Malta
Cause of Death: 
Wounds in Action
Details: 

John Robert Fraser (Service No 1324A) was born in Albion Park circa 1888. (Note, NAA records state Albion Park, VIC in summary).

John Fraser was a 27 year old Albion Park farmer when he enlisted in the A.I.F.  John was unmarried and had lived in the Albion Park area all his life.

John enlisted on the 3rd December 1914 and served with the 2nd Reinforcements, 15th Battalion, and was ultimately to serve on the Gallipolli Peninsula.

John embarked for overseas duty from Brisbane, on 13 February, 1915, aboard the HMAT 'Seang Bee' A48.

On the 19 May 1915 John was severly wounded in action on the Gallipolli Peninsula, with severe bomb wounds to his right shoulder and face. He was evacuated to Malta on the hospital ship Gascon, but died of his wounds at the Military Hospital in Valletta, Malta on 10 June 1915.

John is buried at the Pieta Cemetery, Malta.

In 1922 John's father received a Victory Medal and a Memorial plaque with the King's message for John's service and sacrifice.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455 FRASER JR [Note the summary of these records show VIC as place of birth, documents show NSW ]

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