|Fraser||Percy William Norman||Lieutenant||FRASER, PERCY WILLIAM NORMAN, Lieutenant, was born 22 January 1879, and was the eldest surviving son of Colonel G L Fraser, of Kirkside, Kincardineshire. He was educated at Wellington and Sandhurst, and was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 6 April, 1898; served in the Nile Expedition, 1898 (Egyptian Medal and Medal), and was promoted to Lieutenant 1 April 1899. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; as ADC to Major General Sir Bruce Hamilton, KCB, 26 April 1900 to 31 October 1901; as Staff Lieutenant, Headquarters Staff, 1 November 1901 to 22 June, 1902; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); in Orange River Colony May to 29 November 1900, including action at Ladybrand (2 to 5 September); in the Transvaal, October 1901 to 31 May 1902; again in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to September 1901; also during the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901; and in Cape Colony, February March and May 1901 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with four clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "Percy William Norman Fraser, Lieutenant, Cameron Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King, 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Captain 21 April 1902, and was on Special Service 7 December 1903 to 5 January 1904. Captain Fraser served in East Africa, 1903-4; took part in the operations in Somaliland, on Staff (as Special Service Officer); action at Jidballi (Medal with two clasps). He became Major 5 April, 1909. He served in the European War, and was killed in action 23 February 1915.|
DSO, 1911 Coronation, Queens Sudan (2nd Lt), QSA (4) CC OFS Joh DH (Lt DSO Cameron Hds), KSA (2) (Capt), AGS 1902 (2) Somalia 1902-04 Jidbali (Capt), Khedives Star (Lt), 1914-15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal (last three renamed). Spink 1964 £62. Lovell 1979 £470. Spink 1979 £650.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
|(Queen's Own) Cameron Highlanders|