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Alexander Fraser was born in Hutchesontown, Glasgow in 1st March 1895, one of three children of Jessie Fraser (née Rennie) and John Fraser, a grain store labourer. Fraser attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1911 to 1913 as a student of drawing and painting, during which time he worked as a designer. During the First World War, Fraser served in the Highland Light Infantry regiment in the 15th Battalion. He died in action on the 15th July 1917 in Belgium. Fraser is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; the Dictionary of Scottish Architects: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.