Alexander Gordon Fraser

May 29, 1890

Born in Westmeath, Ontario to William Henry Alexander and Mary Ann (nee Porter) Fraser


Jan 18, 1915

Attested into the 38th Battalion CEF in Ottawa, Ontario 

Ø      Rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as William Henry Alexander Fraser, father, 74 Nepean St., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Lumberman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 43rd Regiment, DCOR (Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles) in Ottawa

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the battalion’s 2nd Reinforcing Draft


Jun 24, 1915

Embarked the SS Missanabie in Montreal


Jul 4, 1915

Disembarked in Plymouth, England


Oct 22, 1915

Qualified as Instructor 1st Class at the CTD (Canadian Training Depot) in Hythe


Mar 16, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 19, 1916

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 20, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the N & O trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium and assigned to “B” Company


Sep 15, 1916

Following the capture of the sugar refinery at Courcelette, France, Lieutenant Fraser received multiple shrapnel wounds from the explosion of an enemy shell while moving forward to taken command of the Sunken Road Trench at about 7.00 pm.  He was evacuated to the No. 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment of his wounds.


Sep 18, 1916

Lieutenant Fraser died of his wounds at 9:45 am and was buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, south of Doullens, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Fraser, 74 Nepean St., Ottawa, Ontario


Lieut Fraser is honoured on a plaque at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Ottawa, Ontario

He is the 6th name down



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