|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Simon Fraser, 58th Battalion. A farmer from Byaduk, ...
Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Simon Fraser, 58th Battalion. A farmer from Byaduk, Victoria, prior to enlistment, 2nd Lt Fraser embarked with the rank of Acting/Sergeant with the 7th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth on 26 November 1915. Later transferring to the 57th Battalion he was Mentioned in Despatches for "distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty". After successfully completing officer training he was posted to the 58th Battalion with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. On 11 May 1917 he was killed in action, aged 40 and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.