Fraser, Simon (2nd Lieutenant, 58th Bn, d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0300
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Fraser, Simon
Place made France
Date made 1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to service of 3101 2nd Lieutenant Simon Fraser, 58 Battalion, France, 1916. Collection consists of a handwritten copy of a letter written by Fraser to family and friends in Brisbane Hill, Hamilton, Victoria, describing ten days spent in the trenches in the Fleurbeaux area. Gives detailed description of rescuing wounded men from no man's land. The letter is incomplete. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

This collection, comprised of one letter, reflects a courageous, modest man who was highly thought of by his commanding officers and who was willing to risk his life to save others. Fraser also demonstrates a sense of fair play and a reflective mind, capable of sympathy with the plight of enemy soldiers.