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Duncan Reid Fraser

Portrait of Rifleman Duncan Reid Fraser 24/145 taken prior to the First World War. Image kindly provided by Johanna Lees (nee Fraser) (October 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Rifleman Duncan Reid Fraser 24/145 taken prior to the First World War. Image kindly prov …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Reid AWMM
  • Surname
    Fraser AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/145 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1892 AWMM TarlandAberdeenshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 28 May 1915 AWMM Paerata, Franklin District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 James Fraser (father), Gallowcairn, Torpins, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 28 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cerebro spinal meningitis AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Duncan Fraser was the son of J. Fraser, of Gallowcairn, Torphins, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

    Died of meningitis at Wellington with sister Barbara at his bedside in Wellington Hospital. His body was taken to Pokeno by train for burial by his sister. a white marble headstone was erected by his comrades. The illness was brought about by conditions at Trentham Military Camp. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pokeno Cemetery, Fraser Road, Pokeno, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Pokeno First World War Memorial AWMM

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