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private james sherrit fraser argyll & sutherland highlanders


gary thomson
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can anyone provide any information on the following soldier who was my friends grandfather.

PRIVATE-JAMES SHERRIT FRASER.ARGYLL&SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.No 277609 enlisted 19/2/16 7th A.S.H.

AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL 21/9/1917

BAR TO MILITARY MEDAL 20/7/1918

CROIX-DE-GUERRE & GOLD STAR 27/7/1918.

i have been told that he was nominated for D.C.M. bur unfortunatly his officer was killed before being able to go through official procedures to obtain this medal.

also believe that he was the most decorated soldier in his home town of Forfar and possibly the entire county of angus.

also been told that he was taken prisoner 27/8/1918 whilst acting as strecher bearer.i have had a look for info on london gazette but could find nothing on this man.he died in 1965 and was buried with all his medals.

can anyone provide anymore info on this man please ?.

all the best,and a guid new year to one and all.gary t.

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  • 6 years later...
Guest Fraser13

Hi,

James was my great grandfather on my Mothers side. We have a detailed family tree which we should have in the near future.

Many thanks

Mark

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Bar to MM

London Gazette Publication date:10 December 1918 Supplement:31061Page:14651

ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.

277609 Pte. J. S. Fraser, M.M. (Forfar).l/7thBn.

(M.M. gazetted 12th December, 1917.)

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