Saturday 21 March 2009

Private Joseph Rennie Fraser

Born on 18 July 1893 in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland - next of kin listed as James Fraser, Nutana, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 4 May 1915 (number 411166) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps on 17 May 1916.

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