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No 5 Alexander Claude Fraser

Claude 4th child and second son of Alexander and Jane Fraser was born on the 8/10/1895 Lagoon Flat , died 11/7/1915, Garrison Hospital, Victoria Barracks, Paddington Sydney NSW

Cause of death : Lobar Pneumonia and Meningitis

Buried Rockwood Necropolis, Presbyterian Section 5B 7694

Service No – Enlisted 22/6/1915 Rank private

Unit 8th Reinforcement, 1st Battalion

Next of kin-Mrs Jane Fraser, Lagoon Flat Qld

Family military connection-Brother Donald Albert Fraser K.I.A. 3/2/1917, Somme France

Oath taken 23/1/1915, Liverpool NSW

Description of Alexander Claude Fraser on Enlistment

Height 5 feet 101/2 inches

Chest Measurement 33-35 inches

Complexion Fair

Eyes Blue

Hair Fair

Medical Examination at Inverell 15/1/1915

Written on a plaque Texas Sub-Branch RSL Wall



Lest We Forget

Fraser C.A.

Fraser D.A.

WW1 ‘ Their Name Live Forever More’

There was talk at the time that a German sympathizer doctor had injected and killed many soldiers with meningitis and Claude was one of them. This was later confirmed.

Private Claude Alexander Fraser

Birth PlaceAustralia: Queensland, Texas
Death Date11 July 1915
Death PlaceAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney, Liverpool
Final RankPrivate
ServiceAustralian Imperial Force
UnitsAustralian Imperial Force 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
PlacesLiverpool Texas
Conflict/OperationFirst World War, 1914-1918

Alexander Claude Fraser
Anna Russ Fraser. Grandmother of Claude who died in January 1915 and Alexander buried his son with his mother
Rookwood Necroplis

Rookwood Cemetery (officially named Rookwood Necropolis) is a heritage-listed cemetery in Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere and is the world’s largest remaining operating cemetery from the Victorian era.It is close to Lidcombe railway station about 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Victoria Barracks is an Australian Army base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Victoria Barracks is located in the suburb of Paddington, between Oxford Street and Moore Park Road. It is just north of the Moore Park, the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. Victoria Barracks houses the Headquarters Forces Command.

Listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004, the site contains one of the most important groups of Edwardian military buildings in Australia.[1] The Army Museum of NSW is housed in the original District Military Prison, constructed in 1847. It is open to visitors on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the first Sunday each month (by appointment) from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The museum is closed during December and January. Tours of the Barracks precinct are conducted by the Corps of Guides on Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m.

The Australian Army Band Sydney is located at Victoria Barracks.


The Regency style main barracks building was constructed of Hawkesbury sandstone by convicts between 1841 and 1846. The first building completed was the Officers’ Quarters which was completed in 1842.

The Main Barrack Block was completed in 1846 and was designed to accommodate 650 soldiers. The bell and clock were added to the building in 1856. The barracks were originally occupied by regiments of the British Army. The British troops vacated the barracks in 1870. The barracks was the premier military training site in Australia for many years, from its completion until after Federation in 1901.

The bungalow was built in 1847 as the Barrack Master’s Residence. The Garrison Hospital was built in 1845 to accommodate 36 patients. During the 1930s it was converted into an Officers’ Mess.

The gate on Oxford Street is referred to as the Queen Victoria Gate, while the gate on Moore Park road is known as the Convict Gate. Busby’s Bore, was Sydney’s second water supply, built by convicts between 1827 and 1837. An access shaft is located at the museum.

For a brief period during the 1930s Victoria Barracks was home to the Royal Military College, Duntroon, when the College was forced to close its buildings in Canberra and relocate to Sydney due to the economic downturn caused by the Great Depression.

Queen Victoria Gate Victoria Barracks
Victtoria Baracks

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I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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