FRASER, George

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Lovat Scouts
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
405825
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
29
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
LSgt George Fraser MM No 4 Commando
LSgt Fraser MM, 'A' troop,  was killed during operations at Normandy.
 

Citation for the award of the MM

"When sent back to Ouistreham Battery, after its capture and evacuation to find an officer of his troop and this officer's party, L/Sgt Fraser came under heavy shell fire. He searched the entire Battery area and brought out many wounded men to the Regimental Aid Post. He remained with the medical section throughout the evacuation of casualties from Ouistreham, and rejoined his Troop the following day. He continued thereafter to show exceptional courage and sense of duty during the subsequent fighting."
(Source: National Archives WO/373/48/565 and London Gazettes Supp. 36720, page4474.)
 
​A former ghillie on Lord Lovat's estate, he had been encouraged by Lord Lovat to join No 4 Commando and help with the training of snipers.
(Source: The Fighting Fourth by Major James Dunning.)
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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