Private

Donald Fraser

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Fraser, of Strathmore, Tongue, Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Born in Scotland. Served on the Western Front in 1917-18.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
CONTRIBUTED

Public Contributions:

Donald was the elder son of Peter and Elfreda Mary Fraser, who lived in Auckland in the suburb of Westmere, on the corner of Kingsley and Webber streets. This is where Donald grew up with his three sisters: Mary (known as Mamie), Elfreda (known as Freda), and Jean. He also had a younger brother named Peter. (Father) Peter and Mary previously lived in Waihi, where Freda was born, but Jean was born in Auckland. Peter worked as a publisher's representative. Donald was the golden boy of the family, and the news of his death devastated the family. I remember clearly my mother Freda telling of how much the family loved and valued him, and of their disbelief and shock at the news of his death on the far side of the world. Mamie was to marry Albert Coster (a Murawai dairy farmer), Freda married Kenneth Cox (a South Waikato sheep farmer), and Jean left for a single woman's working career in London. The last of this generation died in 2011. ... Read More

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Casualty

Service Number: 
51033
Name:
Donald Fraser
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Wellington Regiment

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Not known
Date of Death:
17 October 1918
Day of Death:
Thursday
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Block A. Plot 23.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
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