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Scottish soldierís family honors him in Gallipoli

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:49 am    Post subject: Scottish soldierís family honors him in Gallipoli Reply with quote

Interesting story
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/scottish-soldiers-family-honors-him-in-gallipoli.aspx?pageID=238&nID=91090&NewsCatID=341

Around 100 grandchildren of a Scottish soldier, who was injured in the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, returned to the site of the battle ground to honor their grandfather, while also coming together with the descendants of a Turkish solider who had fought on the opposing side.

Alastair Fraser was born in 1877 and sent to Gallipoli in 1915, where he fought with the allies against the then Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. He was injured and sent back to Scotland, where he was told by a doctor he would not be able to have any children due to his injuries. However, Fraserís faith proved the doctor wrong, as his wife gave birth to a child in 1916. Fraser and his wife had six children in total following the war. His wife put the bullet which injured him on top of a pen and she wrote a diary with it. Fraserís grandchildren still treasure that pen as a precious memory from their grandparents.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a moving, poignant story. Thanks for sharing it Ken.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Thanks for sharing.... Reply with quote

What a great story.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone shed light on this family?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Alastair Fraser 1st Lovat Scout's Reply with quote

Framlingham Weekly News - Saturday 18 December 1915 Pages 2 Reports: Brother of Lord Lovat is reported wounded with Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
Surely not that easy.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fraser is quite a common name around Inverness. I don't know if it will be that easy but I think the Lord Lovat connection is still relevant as the injured man may well have been serving in the Lovat Scouts in Gallipoli.

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