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William Frazer

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Frazer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/916 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 328 Armagh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Wilson Frazer (father), 328 Armagh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/916 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frazer, of 18, Nora Place, Christchurch. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 August 1915 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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  • Private William Frazer is the namesake for my own child, William Frazer-Mills. My great uncle William was just a boy when he died in WW1. He had his whole life ahead of him. No wife or children. Dreams unfulfilled. I hope my boy, who bears my great uncle's name, will live a full and happy life, not just for himself, but for Pte William Frazer. Rest in peace, great uncle. Let us not be touched by war again.
    Public - Kristina - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
  • In 1971, when I was 10 years of age, I recited the "Ode of Remembrance" in front of my school community (a big deal for a shy kid). I did it to honour my great uncle who died at Gallipoli in 1915. In the weeks leading up to the memorial service, I rehearsed those well-known verses with my father as an audience of one. The day arrived. I remember standing at the microphone before the hushed school assembly, holding closely and carefully, William's medals in my hands. With all the reverence I could muster and with birdsong ringing out from the towering eucalypts to accompany me, I began: "They went with songs to the battle ..." It was a privilege and a memory that stays with me still. Rest in peace, Pte William Frazer (8/916, NZEF, Otago Regiment). Your name is etched upon the Lone Pine Memorial. Your name is etched for evermore upon my heart. Catherine (nee Frazer) Forbes (Blackh
    Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016



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25 April 2016KristinaBlue Mountians AustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2016CatherineAustraliaDirect descendant
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