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Kenneth John Frazer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth John AWMM
  • Surname
    Frazer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ken AWMM
  • Service number
    7706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 19 Portland Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 19 Portland Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Lady Frazer (mother), 19 Portland Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lady Frazer (mother), 19 Portland Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 29 June 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7706 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    16 April 1945, wounded in Italy AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Younger son of Sir Francis and Lady Frazer

    Maj K. J. Frazer, MC, m.i.d.; Bathurst, Gambia, West Africa; born Auckland, 28 Jul 1914; bank clerk; wounded 16 Apr 1945.
    (Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 22.) (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun Battalion. p.22.)

    'When the Germans counter-attacked Ruweisat Ridge, 11 Platoon was unable to bring its fire to bear on the armoured cars because they were on the other side of the ridge, and many New Zealanders were ‘mixed up in it all.’ After dark, when all was quiet, 11 Platoon (under Sergeant Homer) moved farther east to spend the night near the Indian brigade and the British tanks, while Lieutenant Frazer, accompanied by Sergeant Cross (who knew the route well after having already made the trip twice), went back to Headquarters 4 Company to report on the situation on the ridge. When Frazer and Cross returned to the ridge, they could not find their platoon, and as they were required to guide the surviving infantry of 4 and 5 Brigades to Headquarters 5 Brigade, they could only hope their own men would follow. Early next morning 11 Platoon turned up, looking ‘none the worse for having been deserted in this way.’
    Their conduct during the battle won Frazer the MC and Cross the MM.' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 243.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    23 November 2012 AWMM
    Age 98 AWMM
    Te PukeBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2012 AWMM
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Sources

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    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 62 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 33 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Kay, R. (1958). Numerous references. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2012 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.5, 22, 120, 164, 176-7, 204, 220, 226, 231, 238, 243, 245, 276, 451, 458, 464, 469, 472. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1967). Italy. Volume 2. From Cassino to Trieste. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.458. AWMM
    • Scoullar, J. L. (1955). Battle for Egypt : the summer of 1942. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.276, 277. AWMM