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Edwin Gordon Fraser

Major Edwin Gordon Fraser with Prince Edward VII inspecting troops c.1916-1919. Image kindly provided by Warren Viscoe. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Major Edwin Gordon Fraser with Prince Edward VII inspecting troops c.1916-1919. Image kindly provide …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Fraser AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gordon AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1019 AWMM
    • South African 5432 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 April 1888 Military personnel file Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 June 2024 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of John Thomas and Margaret FRASER of Remuera, Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 June 2024 -
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Pre 11 August 1916 AWMM Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • South African Pre 5 January 1902 AWMM Edward Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Rachel Theresa Fraser (wife), Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1909 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    • Husband of Rachael Teresa nee' Gibson Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 7 June 2024 -


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 11 August 1914 Military personnel file
      Age 32 AWMM Military personnel file
    • South Africa 5 January 1902 Military personnel file
      Age 20 AWMM Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • 4 May 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded, slightly AWMM
    • 25 June 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Cable advice has been received from Alexandria by Mrs. Fraser, Ascot Avenue, Remuera, that her husband, Captain E. G. Fraser, 3rd, Auckland Infantry Company, who was reported on June 15 to have been wounded a second time, is making good progress towards recovery. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Margaret and John Thomas Fraser. Husband of Rachel Theresa (nee Gibson) Fraser.

    He served with the Volunteers 5 years (No. 3 Company Native Rifles; Newton Rifle Volunteers); in South Africa 7 months; and with the Auckland Regiment 15 years which includes his NZEF War service)

    His father was named John Thomas Fraser. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 October 1935 BDM, deaths; Headstone
    Age 53 AWMM
    Death notice
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Faiths Churchyard AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 249, 21 October 1935, Page 1

    Obituary: Evening Post, 23 October 1935 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 June 2024Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
20 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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