About Frederick Fraser
Frederick was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales. The family moved to Western Australia when he was young and Frederick attended Beaconsfield & Claremont state schools. Frederick trained as an accountant until he was 19 years old, and then went to sea for five years. He then went to the North West.
Frederick was a shell opener and deckhand on the pearling luggers.
Frederick enlisted for the AIF in December 1914. He was assigned to the 10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters and embarked with the unit aboard the Masobra in February 1915. As horses were considered unsuitable for work in Gallipoli the troops were used as infantry. Frederick joined the regiment in Gallipoli just two days before the ill fated charge at the Nek where most of the Regiment was either killed or wounded. Frederick survived this battle, but later perished during the attack at Hill 60 in late August.