Fraser, H Ross

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Fraser, H Ross

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H. Ross Fraser is recorded on as a 2nd Lieutenant on The Glasgow School of Art's Roll of Honour, though his name does not appear in the student or staff records identifying him as a past student of GSA. Herbert Ross Fraser was born in Edinburgh on the 11th of August 1882, one of five children of Zillah Fraser (née Barning) and Alexander Duckworth Fraser, an architect. Fraser was an engraver and painter of typographical scenes and interiors, mainly in Paris and Scotland. In 1911, he became the secretary of the Hamilton Art Club. During the First World War, Fraser served as a 2nd Lieutenant in The Royal Scots 17th and 1/9th battalions. Fraser died on the 24th of August 1916, aged 33. He is recorded as being killed in action and it is possible that he died fighting in the Battle of the Somme, the battle which corresponds to the date of his death. He is commemorated at Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. Fraser is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk; The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J. M McEwan; Lives of the First World War: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org; The Royal British Legion: http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/310903/; The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/310903/FRASER,%20HERBERT%20ROSS

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