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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FRASER, ROWLAND
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 6th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Additional information: Son of J. M. Fraser Esq., of Invermay, Forgandenny; husband of Mary Dorothy Fraser, of Invermay, Forgandenny, Perthshire. Educated at Merchiston Castlel Edinburgh, and Cambridge University (Pembroke). Capt. Cambridge Rugby XV. 1910-11. Scottish International, 1912.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

KILLED IN ACTION
FRANCE & FLANDERS

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 15.07.1916
PERTH OFFICER'S DEATH - CAPT. ROWLAND FRASER, INVERMAY


It was with much regret that Perth people learned of the death in action of Captain Rowland Fraser, Rifle Brigade, third son of Mr John M. Fraser, of Invermay, Forteviot, head of the firm of Messrs Macdonald, Fraser & Co., stock salesmen, Perth. Only a few weeks ago he obtained a short leave from the front, and was married at Invermay on 20th June to Miss Mary Dorothy, second daughter of Mr T. H. Ross, Quirindi, New South Wales. Captain Fraser returned to France soon after, and fell in action on Sunday, the 2nd inst., exactly twelve days after his marriage. He had a distiguished record at school, college, and university. Born at Perth about 26 years ago, he attended the Academy, and afterwards went to Merchiston College, Edinburgh, and subsequently to Cambridge University. He was an M.A. of Cambridge University, and in civil life a member of the legal profession, and was in the offices of Messrs Guild & Guild, W.S., Edinburgh. He joined the Army shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been on active service for about eighteen months. Other two brothers are also serving with the Colours. In football and cricketing circles the deceased officer was well-known. He was at one time captain of the Merchiston Castle cricket eleven, and also played for the Grange and Perthshire. He was captain of the Cambridge Rugby team, and was a Scottish internationalist. His brother, Mr W. Lovat Fraser, is the captain of the Perthshire Cricket Club.

Also commemorated;

Forteviot Parish WW1 Roll of Honour;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3423

Scottish Rugby Union Memorial;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=454&highlight=rugby

Pulpit at Forteviot Church;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3416&highlight=rugby

Merchiston Castle School;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3789&highlight=merchiston

Forteviot Parish WW1;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3404&highlight=forteviot

I would assume he is commemorated on the Cambridge University Roll of Honour and somewhere in respect of his legal profession?
However, he is not listed at Perth Academy which is strange indeed. Unknown at this time whether there is any memorial(s) for Perthshire Cricket Club.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 11.02.1920

FORTEVIOT

WAR MEMORIALS UNVEILED


Brigadier-General the Rev. Dr M’Clymont, convenor of the Chaplains Committee of the Church of Scotland, unveiled a series of memorials in Forteviot Parish Church to members of the congregation who fell in the recent war. A special tablet was erected to the memory of the Rev. James Kirk, who died of wounds, and who, prior to his appointment as chaplain of the 2nd Batt. Of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was parish minister at Dunbar, and for a period occupied a similar position at Forteviot. Mr and Mrs J. M. Fraser of Invermay, in remembrance of their youngest son, Captain Rowland Fraser, of the Rifle Brigade, who was killed on the Somme in 1916, gifted an oak pulpit, while the congregation and children of the Sunday School contributed towards a mural tablet containing a roll of honour.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rowland Fraser, Capt. The Rifle Brigade. On The Somme 1st July 1916
David Forbes, Cpl. Black Watch. Arras 29th April 1917
Lawrence Milne, Cpl. Machine Gun Corps. Beirut 2nd Nov 1918
Alexander Bonthrone, Pte. Scots Guards. London 12th Aug 1915
John McCrae, Pte. Aryll & Sutherland. Givenchy 27th Aug 1915
Daniel Anderson, Pte. Northumberland Fus. Armentieres 23rd Oct 1915
Thomas Bonthrone, Pte. Black Watch. Rouen 13th Aug 1916
David Ramsay, Pte. Machine Gun Corps. Noeux-Les-Mines 1st Oct 1917
James Gordon, Driver. Army Service Corps. Camiers 31st Oct 1918
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