Walter Warwick (Wally) FRASER


FRASER, Walter Warwick

Service Number: 319
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Footscray State Schools Nos 1912 & 253
Occupation: Blacksmiths striker
Died: Killed in action, Dardanelles, 1 May 1915
Cemetery: Courtney’s and Steel's Post Cemetery
Special Memorial 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Footscray Presbyterian Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 319, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 319, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 319, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
1 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 319, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Walter Warwick FRASER was born in 1895 in Footscray, Victoria

His parents were James FRASER and Eliza Jane WARWICK

He was serving in the Citizens Military Forces right up to the time he enlisted for WW1 on 10th September, 1914 - he embarked with the 14th Infantry Battalion, C Company on 22nd December, 1914 on the HMAT Ulysses

Walter was Killed in Action on 1st May, 1915 and is buried in Courtneys & Steels Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 10)

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His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Footscray, Victoria - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.


His brother, William Arthur FRASER (SN12295) served in WW1 in the 10th Field Ambulance and was also Killed in Action on 1st August, 1918.