This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander Smith Fraser
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 8816
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Marshall St, Lochee
Isabella Fraser, 8 Fyffes Lane, Lochee
Archibald Fraser, 8 Fyffes Lane, Lochee
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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