Alexander Smith Fraser

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 8816
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 20.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Marshall St, Lochee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Isabella Fraser, 8 Fyffes Lane, Lochee

  • Father:

    Archibald Fraser, 8 Fyffes Lane, Lochee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Smith Fraser

Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial.

Alexander Smith Fraser   8816   Royal Scots

Lochee Man Missing.

Intimation has been received from the War Office that Private Alexander Fraser, of the Royal Scots, who resided at 1 Marshall Street, Lochee, has been reported missing.  The notice came by telegram to his sister and stated that he disappeared after the engagement on 26th August.  There has been a lapse of a month before the intimation has been made by the authorities.

Private Fraser was a reservist, and was among the first to join the colours at the outbreak of war.  He has a brother at the front, Private Daniel Fraser, who is reported as well.

Dundee People’s Journal 26th September 1914

FRASER___Killed in action at Vailly, on the 20th Sept., 8816 Alexander Smith Fraser, 2nd Batt., Royal Scots, and of 1 Marshall Street, Lochee.

Dundee People’s Journal 7th November 1914

Additional information kindly supplied by Neil Munro and Michael Caldwell

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