This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Duncan S. Fraser
- Date of enlistment: 20.08.1914
- Place of enlistment: Brisbane, Queensland
- Service no: 1639
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Military Medal
- Regiment/Service: Australian Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 103rd Howitzer Battery, 3rd A.F.A. Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 28.06.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Caldrum St, Dundee
- Occupation: Carpenter
John Fraser, 4 Caldrum St, Dundee
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Duncan S. Fraser 1639 Australian Field Artillery
A DUNDEE ANZAC KILLED.
Another Anzac hero has been killed in action—Sergeant Duncan S. Fraser, son of Mr John Fraser, carver and gilder, 4 Caldrum Street, Dundee. The news which has reached Sergeant Fraser’s relatives is to the effect that he was killed on 28th June.
Sergeant Fraser was the eldest of three brothers serving with the colours. He was a tried soldier. He began his military training in the 2nd Black Watch, and on the outbreak of the Boer War volunteered for active service. The young soldier outlived all the hardships of the South African campaign and afterwards went with his regiment to India, where he completed 12 years of service.
Some years ago he went to Australia, and being a member of the Caledonian Pipe Band he was very popular in a wide circle in Brisbane. Once more answering the call he enlisted in the A.F.A., and went with the first contingent to Gallipoli. He was in the famous landing at Gaba Tepe, and he was the last gun to leave the peninsula.
Dundee Courier 7th July 1916
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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