Harry Anderson Fraser

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 12.01.1915
  • Place of enlistment: HMS Unicorn, Dundee
  • Service no: Clyde Z/3135
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Nelson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 25.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Duisans Military Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.E.21.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 08.07.1895
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 57 North Wellington St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Electrician
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Fraser, 57 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Fraser, 57 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Harry Anderson Fraser

Harry Fraser   CZ/3135   Nelson Bn   R.N.D.

FRASER—Died of wounds, on the 25th April, Petty Officer Harry Fraser, R.N.D., aged 21 years, youngest son of Mr and Mrs James Fraser, 57 North Wellington Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd June 1917

Harry A Fraser was the son of Mr James and Mrs Elizabeth Fraser of 57 North Wellington Street in Dundee and was employed as an Apprentice Electrician. In January 1915 he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was selected to remain at the Crystal Palace Depot and advanced first to Leading Seaman in April and then Petty Officer in August 1915. It is likely that he was employed training New Entries. In February 1916 he went to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training and qualified as a Lewis Gunner. Drafted to the Nelson Battalion he joined it in August 1916 in France. In November 1916 he was hospitalised with a fever but re-joined the battalion after the final Somme Battle. In February the Nelson Battalion was involved in the advances towards the village of Miraumont. Harry Fraser died from wounds received during the fighting at Gavrelle in April 1917 and is buried in the Duisans Military Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais in France. His name is also on the St Andrews Parish Church Memorial in Dundee.


Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Jim Flood.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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