FRASER, Alexander John
(Service number 78564)

Aliases Sandy
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 25 December 1897 Place of Birth Waiau

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Rosewill, Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. FRASER (father), Rosewill, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



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

Biographical Notes

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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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum; Teresa Scott, NZ brnach SCGS

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