1. Grave:Cabaret-Rouge British CemeteryXVII. G. 6. Souchez
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour23A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Mrs. Isabella Fraser, of 8, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
Agent, Valparaiso (1912).

Education & Career :

George Herriot's School, Edinburgh.

Went to South America became Inspector of Insurance Offices, Rio de Janeiro.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 9/Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 

Action : The Arras Offensive and associated actions 

9 April - 16 June 1917. The Arras Offensive consisted of a series of linked attacks starting with the Anglo Canadian assault on the dominant Vimy Ridge feature through the battles in the Scarpe River valley and up to the assaults on the Hindenburg line in the summer of 1917.

Came home to join up.

Commissioned into the Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch) , 2nd Lieut., August 1915.

France November 1916.

Killed in action on 9th April 1917

Detail :

The Dundee Courier of the 16th September 1915 reports his commission. "ARMY PROMOTIONS ... Black Watch. - The following to be temporary second lieutenants:- Osward Campbell Fraser, Alexander Marshall ..." etc.

The Daily Record of the 20th April, 1917 reports that he is "Killed in Action" and that he is of 8, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, together with the portrait image used as his profile picture.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of Harmony No. 1411 E.C.South America (South)

1st March 1909
12th April 1909
24th May 1909

Oswald was initiated under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, into Bethseda Lodge at Valparaiso. His membership card shows his ceremony dates as recorded on this record. It further explains his place and date of birth and that he is a traveller. He joined Harmony Lodge No. 1411 on the 8th October 1912.

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