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Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« on: Friday 10 October 08 00:57 BST (UK) »
Hi there,hoping someone can help with any further details,perhaps even an obituary for,Darcy Mackenzie Fraser,Lincs Regt, (date of birth unknown) who married my great grandfather sisters daughter,Esther Watson at Marylebone London June Quarter 1909. Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser was killed in action 1915 and his name is on the first World War Memorial at Merchiston Castle School Edinborough.So its possible that Darcy was born in Scotland.Any help with this one greatly appreciated. :)gereon.
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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:13 BST (UK) »
Hi gereon

http://www.iln.org.uk/iln_years/year/1915.htm
Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser - Lincs Regt

Major D'Arcy Mackenzie FRASER
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?queryType=1&resultcount=1&Edoc_Id=2390675
75th Carnatic InfantryCaptain
Indian ArmyMajor
Attached Lincolnshire RegimentMajor


The CWGC site has him listed:
http://www.cwgc.org/
FRASER, D'ARCY MACKENZIE
as Nationality: Indian, age 36 (born 1879)

He's in Scotland in 1891. Will type it up now........

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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:14 BST (UK) »
Hi

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So its possible that Darcy was born in Scotland

According to the CWGC website he was Indian

Name: FRASER, D'ARCY MACKENZIE
Initials: D M
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: 75th Carnatic Infantry
Secondary Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: (Indian Army) attd. 6th Bn
Age: 36
Date of Death: 07/08/1915
Additional information: Son of Lt. Gen. Hastings Fraser; husband of Esther Fraser, of Weston, Fermoy, Co. Cork.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 5.
Cemetery: GREEN HILL CEMETERY

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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:21 BST (UK) »
Possibly he was previously married

FreeBMD marriage
Mar qtr 1904
St Georges hanover Square
D'Arcy mackenzie Fraser
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Rosa Ewins dare
Oorya(IL)Y Mary martin
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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:25 BST (UK) »
1891: Mansion House - Aberstaff, Inverness
Parish: 92/2, ED 3 / HS 6
Head: Hastings  FRASER 61, Retired Officer,  b India
Wife; Charlotte FRASER 32, b St Andrews, Fife Shire
Son: Darcy M FRASER 12, b India
Nephew: Arthur S SMEATON 11, b Burma Raryorn?
Boarder: Edward A CROWE 28, Tutor, b Ireland
Servant: Joseph SINNIGER  31, Valet Domestic Serv , b Germany
Servant: Jane WALLACE 53, Cook Domestic Serv , b Perth, Perthshire
Servant: May McLEAN 51,  Housemaid Domestic Servant, b Deviot, Invernes-shire
Servant: Caristina?  FRASER, 28, General Serv Domestic, b Fore, Rossshire

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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:43 BST (UK) »
The Times, Tuesday 7th Aug 1917
In Memoriam
HASTINGS-FRASER
In proud and most loving memory of CAPTAIN D'ARCY FRASER, Indian Army attached Licoln Regiment, killed in action at Suvia Bay, on the 7th August 1915 and his brother CAPTAIN DAVID FRASER, 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), who died in India, 12th January 1912, sons of the late Lieut-General Hastngs Fraser C.B., Indian Army, of Ardachie, Fort Augustus N.B, and Mrs Hastings Fraser.

If you google "Hastings Fraser" a lot comes up, looks like he was a bit of an author, and his ftaher was probably same name, also Indian Army of note.

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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,many thanks for such an awesome response.Suzard,yes thats correct,Darcy was married in1904 and he applied for a divorce in 1905.The Indian nationality had me going for a moment,so thanks AMBLY for making it all clear with your 1891 Scottish Census.Thanks also CaroleW for your help especially with the location of Darcys widow Esther Watson in Ireland.I wonder if Esther stayed in Ireland and if there were children to the marriage?Would there have been a Times obituary I wonder.Again thanks for the information sent with such speed. :)gereon.
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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 October 08 01:49 BST (UK) »
AMBLY you are amazing. :o.I was expecting this enquiry would take some time,but its been all revealed in about half an hour.You people are just wonderfull  :)gereon.
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Re: Help needed withW.W.1 Death 1915.Major Darcy Mackenzie Fraser.
« Reply #8 on: Friday 10 October 08 05:09 BST (UK) »
Hi gereon

You're welcome  ;D
Here's a few more fo the file - looks like Charlotte placed notices each year between 1917 and 1921 (except I couldn't see one for 1918)  on the anniversary of D'arcy's death to commemorate both sons, before she herself died in March 1922.

The Times Thursday 22 Jun 1899
DEATHS
On the 19th last, at the residence of his brother, 89 Drayton-Gardens, South Kensington, FRANCIS ROSE FRASER, of the Indian Postal Dept., so of the late General Hastings Fraser, formerley of Ardachie, in his 34th year. Indian papers, please copy.
Since other notices refer to D'arcy and david as only sons of Hastings and Charlotte, I imagine this son must be from a first marriage of Hastings?


The Times Wednesday 8 May 1912
COURT CIRCULAR
Mrs Hastings Fraser and her son, Captain D'Arcy Fraser, have returned from India and wish to thank all their friends for their kind sympathy in their loss. Letters will be forwarded by Messrs Cox & Co., 16 Charing Cross S.W., as Mrs Hastings Fraser has given up her flat and club in town.


The Times Thursday 8 November 1917
COURT CIRCULAR
The King has granted a suite of apartments at Hampton Court Palace to Mrs Hastings Fraser, widow of Lieutenant-General Hastings Fraser C.B., of Ardachie, Fort Augustus.

The Times Thursday 7 Aug 1919
In Memoriam
FRASER
In most loving memory of CAPTAIN DAVID PASLEY FRASER (1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), and of his brother, CAPTAIN D'ARCY MACKENZIE FRASER, Indian Army, India and Gallipoli, the only sons of the late Lieut-General Hastings Fraser C.B., of Ardachie, Fort Augustus, N.B. and of Mrs Hastings Fraser, Hampton Court Palace

The Times Saturday 7 Aug 1920
In Memoriam
HASTINGS FRASER
In Proud and most loving memory of CAPTAIN DAVID PASLEY FRASER, 1st Cameronians, and CAPTAIN D'ARCY MACKENZIE FRASER, Indian Army, who died for their King and Country in India and Gallipoli, 1912 and 1915; only sons of the late Lieut-General Hastings Fraser C.B., of Ardachie, Fort Augustus, and of Mrs Hastings Fraser of Hampton Court Palace.

The Times Saturday 6 Aug 1921
HASTINGS FRASER
In Memoriam
In most loving memory of CAPTAIN DAVID PASLEY FRASER, 1st Cameronians, and  CAPTAIN D'ARCY FRASER, Indian Army, whio died for King and Country in India and Gallipoli, 1912 and 1915, the only sons of the late Lieut-General Hastings Fraser C.B., and Mrs Hastings Fraser, Hampton Court Palace. Sempiturnus.

The Times Wednesday 15th March 1922
DEATHS - HASTINGS FRASER
On 13th March at Hampton Court Palace, CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH MACKENZIE HASTINGS FRASER, widow of Lieut-General Hastings Fraser C.B., Indian Army, of Ardachie, Fort Augustus, N.B., and youngest daughter of the late David James Smeaton, of Abbey Park, St Andrews, N.B. No Flowers, by request.

The Times Thursday 20th April 1922
DEATHS - WALLACE
On the 12th April, JANE WALLACE, faithful friend and servant for nearly 50 years in the family of the late Mrs Hastings Fraser, of Hampton Court Palace.
(How poignant - she must have been abt 84, if she was 53 in 1891. And she died a month after her friend  and mistress)

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