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FRATER Alexander

FRATER Alexander

Male 1893 - 1915

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  • Name  FRATER Alexander 
    Born  1 Apr 1893  Bellrigg Cottage, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • «b»Page 104. Register of Corrected Entries, for the Parish of Kelton in the Stewardry of Kirkcudbright. «/b»
      In the forth colum of the entry No31. in the register book of births for the year 1893, before the name the name of the childs mother insert the name John Brown Game-Keeper Balmae Kirkcudbright on the authority of a certificate in the Form of Scedule to the following effect. In the action relating to paternity of a male child named Alexander Frater born at Rhonehouse in the parish of Kelton in the stewardry of Kirkcudbright on the 1st day of April 1893 at the instance of Janet Frater domestic servant, mains of greenlaw, against John Brown Game-Keeper Balmae Kirkcudbright. The Sherriff Substitue of Dumfries & Galloway at Kirkcudbright on the 25th day of January 1895 found that the said child was the Illegitimate child of the parties aforsaid. Signed: At Castle Douglas, Adam Baird (Registrar) 13th August 1895 Wm Nicholson (Sheriff)
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  CD1775ECD161429E951E0A33958E1044BEBB 
    Died  12 Jul 1915  Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Cause: Killed in action with the 1/5th Battalion,Royal Scots Fusiliers. 
    Buried  Panel 72 To 75, Cemetery/Memorial Name. Helles Memorial Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I7707  Frater Genealogy
    Last Modified  9 Sep 2010 

    Father  BROWN John,   b. 1853, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1903, 85 William Street, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  FRATER Janet,   b. Abt 1850, Kirkcubright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1924, Rhonehouse, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2387  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    World War 1 Service
    World War 1 Service
    Alexander Frater
    World War 1 Service
    World War 1 Service
    Alexander Frater

  • Notes 
    • 6 Jun 1915, landed at Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey, on active service.

      7586 L/Cpl Alexander Frater, 1/5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed at Gallipoli on the 12th July 1915. His body was not buried in a known grave, and so his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
      Alexander Frater, Service No. 7586, Lance Corporal, Date of Death 12 Jul 1915, Regiment/Service. Royal Scots Fusiliers, Nationality. United Kingdom, Grave/Memorial Ref. Panel 72 to 75, Cemetery/Memorial Name. Helles Memorial.
      1st/4th and 1st/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers were ordered to take Turkish positions on Achi Baba on 12th July. Despite heavy losses they were ordered to repeat the operation the next day.
      Casualties for the 1/5th alone that day were 6 Officers and 69 Ranks KIA or Died Of Wounds. 1 Officer and 139 Ranks wounded. Thats according to John Buchan in his book"The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678 - 1918)" page 334.
      John Buchan decribes«i»......"…the losses were such that for the Scottish Lowlands it was a second Flodden. In large areas between the Tweed and the Forth scarcely a household but mourned a son."«/i»
      Helles Memorial It stands on the tip of the peninsular. It is the Battle Memorial for the entire Gallipoli Campaign and the place of commemoration for the Australians who died at Helles and the British and Indian servicemen who died in the campaign and have no known grave. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles. It bears 21,000 names.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1965] 1901 Census Alexander listed with mother and great aunt, Janet Frater and Mary McEwen.

    2. [S878] Birth Reg.No. Page 11, Line 31, Alexander Frater B.1 Apr 1893..

    3. [S885] Page 104. Register of Corrected Entries, for the Parish of Kelton in the Stewardry of Kirkcudbright..

    4. [S1968] Transcription on the headstone in Kirkcudbright along with other family members..

    5. [S1971] Commonwelth War Graves Commisions.

    6. [S886] Return of Warrent Officers, Non-Commisioned Offices and Men.

    7. [S511] UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 Record for Alexander Frater, Volume 2 Page 126..

    8. [S1974] CWCC. http://www.cwgc.org/search/SearchResults.aspx?surname=Frater&initials=&war=0&yearfrom=1900&yearto=2000&force=&nationality=&send.x=32&send.y=10.