LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant William FRASER

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Brisbane QLD, 23 May 1889
Unit: 7th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps (Based at Warloy Baillon, France)
Died: Air Operations, France, 25 October 1916, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Fraser, of Croudace Street, New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Remembered: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a counter-battery patrol over Puisieux on 25 October 1916, Second Lieutenant Fraser (Pilot) and Second Lieutenant John Collen RFC (Observer), flying in BE2d aircraft 5831, were seen to be brought down in flames and were reported missing.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK Casualty Book AIR 1/967 page 91, 98514

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