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Fraser, Owen Alan Denholm (1900-1919)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Owen Alan Denholm Fraser (1900-1919), born 24 February 1900, son of Lieutenant-Colonel H.A.D. Fraser, Royal Engineers, Cox's Company, London or Bombay.

 

Attended Miss Maddox's preparatory school, Wychwood, Bournemouth.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1914-December 1917; member of the 1st XV rugby football team in 1917; a fearless and indomitable boxer.

 

Attended Military Training College at Wellington, India, 1918.

 

WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Indian Army, 3rd (Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides). Died during an expedition on the north-west frontier on 1 November 1919. Buried at Tank Cemetery 66.

 

Commemorated at:

Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Face 2 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1437134/FRASER,%20OWE...

 

Sherborne School: Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

 

His obituary appeared in 'The Shirburnian', December 1919: 'His regiment had recently been sent to take part in the punitive expedition against the Mahsuds and Waziris, and rejoining it after a short sick leave for malaria, he fell at once victim of his pluck and unselfishness. Attacked by influenza he refused to report sick, as the regiment was short-handed, and when at length, found to be desperately ill with double pneumonia, he was sent back on the morning of All Saints' Day, of the company of those 'Glad souls, without reproach and blot, Who do Thy work and know it not.'

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