James Thomas FRAZER

FRAZER, James Thomas

Service Number: 6022
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 22 September 1890
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Mackay State School, Queensland; Catholic Convent Schools, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, Tidsworth Military Hospital, Fargo, England, United Kingdom, 25 January 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row A, Grave 46 Headstone inscription reads: Have mercy upon him Lord and let perpetual light shine on him
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6022, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6022, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Itonus embarkation_ship_number: A50 public_note: ''
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6022, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert and Mary Jane Frazer of Shakespeare Street, MacKay, QLD

Medals: British War Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 25th January…… James Thomas Frazer was born on 22nd September, 1890 at Shakespeare Street, Mackay, Queensland.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 11th February, 1916 as a 25 year old, single, Farm Labourer from Shakespeare Street, Mackay, Queensland.

Private James Thomas Frazer, Service number 6022, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on HMAT Itonus (A50) on 8th August, 1916 with the 9th Infantry Battalion, 19th Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 18th October, 1916.

Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England. Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.
On 10th December, 1916 Private Frazer was marched in from Fovant to 3rd Training Battalion, Wiltshire, England.

He was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 5th January, 1917 with Mumps then transferred to hospital at Parkhouse, Wiltshire on 6th January, 1917. He was transferred & admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital on 8th January, 1917 seriously ill.

Mrs M. J. Parker, Shakespeare Street, Mackay, Queensland was advised by Base Records on 16th January, 1917 that her son Private James T. Frazer had been admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital on 8th January suffering from a severe illness. She was advised on 20th January, 1917 that her son was seriously ill.

Private James Thomas Frazer died on 25th January, 1917 at Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England from Pneumonia. (Note: The “Morning State of Sick” Army form A. 27 recorded that he died of Empyema at Military Hospital, Tidworth.)

He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)