William David Fraser (c.1881-1916)

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photograph by William D. Fraser

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FRASER, WILLIAM DAVID, MM. Sergeant. No 2667. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Talybont, Brecon, Wales. Lived 28 Wooler's Yard, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a chemical worker at Messrs J. W. Leach of Milnsbridge. Married. Had served throughout the South African War Enlisted 8.8.1914. Embarked for France, 15.4.1915. Was known to his friends as 'Taffy'. Died of wounds to the skull as a Prisoner of War, 8.9.1916, aged 35 years. Buried MORCHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave 2.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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