FRASER, Alexander John
(Service number 78564)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||25 December 1897||Place of Birth||Waiau|
|Address at Enlistment||Rosewill, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||A. FRASER (father), Rosewill, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||43rd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles|
|Date||11 October 1918|
|Transport||Moeraki; transfer to Malta at Sydney|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||10 January 1976||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section|
|New Zealand Memorials||Tycho War Memorial|
Alexander John Fraser, known as Sandy, was the son of Alexander and Eleri Jane (née Watters) Fraser. he attended Lyalldale School. Later, the 1915 Timaru Technical School has an entry for A J Fraser from Rosewill who was taking a course in sheep shearing. His age was given as 17 years.
Alexander married Rosewill Mabel Bain in 1929. Frasers Road in Rosewill Valley is named for this family.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 December 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [10 December 2018]; Timaru Technical School Rolls (SCRoll web submission from J James, Mountainview High School, 15 April 2015)
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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum; Teresa Scott, NZ brnach SCGS
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