Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Fraser, Andrew

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of William Fraser, builder, Tain ; born Tain, 18 July 1880 ; graduated M.A., 1910. He taught in Fraserburgh Academy till 1913 , when he entered the Aberdeen College. At the close of his first session he went to Canada where he took charge of a Mission covering a wide district. In November 1914 Fraser enlisted as a private in the 4th Gordon Highlanders, and was sent to France in December 1915. His conspicuous ability gained for him the rank of Sergeant, and he rendered very efficient service in connection with the Machine Gun Section, till his death in action at High Wood, in the Somme district, on 22 July 1916. Whilst at the University, Fraser was President of the Christian Union, and it would be difficult to find a more popular President or one who more ably filled this difficult post. In the U.F. College no student was more loved and esteemed than Fraser, of whose future career, owing to his sterling character and mental equipment, the highest expectations were cherished.

Date of Death: 22 July 1916

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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