Fraser, Frederick Gordon MC MiD


War Service:
Captain FREDERICK GORDON FRASER MC. MiD, of 11th (Lewisham) battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died on 14 June 1917 aged 29.
He was killed while going forward under heavy machine gun fire to bring back some men of ‘D’ company who had overrun their objective. He had previously served as private 3036 with the London Scottish and was posted to the RWK as a lieutenant on 4 February 1916. He was promoted temporary captain on 7 November 1916.

His Military Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 17 July 1917. The citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an intense bombardment of our front line he showed great presence of mind in getting his men out of the mineshaft as soon as the barrage lifted. The successful defence against the enemy attack was largely due to his personal bravery and initiative.” At some stage of his military career he was also Mentioned in Despatches.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the church of St Mary Magdalen, Brockley.

He was the son of Harry Gordon Fraser and Margaret Fraser. He was born in Westminster in the summer of 1887.


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