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Harold Fraser WW1
« on: Saturday 23 March 19 02:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi. I am looking for information on Harold Fraser born October 1, 1898 Salford, Lancs.  He served in the British Army, 7th Lancashire Fusiliers, possibly signing up in May 1915.  He passed away in 1944 in Salford.  His wife was Evelyn.

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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 March 19 03:48 GMT (UK) »
Possible marriage at Christ Church, Salford to Evelyn BRASSINGTON age 19. Aug 5 1922

Fathers

Robert FRASER, deceased, a labourer
Frank BRASSINGTON a painter.
Both give address of 2 Partington Street

Added..witnesses William Fraser and Florence Hunt.
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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 March 19 03:51 GMT (UK) »
1 son and 3 daughters b 1923 to 1932.  Wonít name as youngest could still be alive.
But you can search here. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 March 19 04:02 GMT (UK) »
The 7 Lancashire fusiliers manís mother was Sarah Ann of 9 Windsor Street, Regent Road, Salford.

Added.  Record says apparent age 19.
He was discharged in August 1915.  Was that because he was underage?  (Para 392, 6a kings Regs)
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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 March 19 04:14 GMT (UK) »
1911.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW1S-37C

Youíre lucky, his mother was a SMITH!
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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 March 19 04:17 GMT (UK) »
1901, father Robert is alive age 32, a Paper Traveller.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9KB-T5N  (Parents on previous page)


So, possible death?   

Deaths Dec 1909   (>99%)
FRASER    Robert    42    Salford    8d   78    
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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 March 19 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Paragraph VI(a) was indeed a discharge "having made a mis-statement as to age on enlistment" - "a soldier under 17 years  at the date of application for discharge" (the army's application not his!). 
He would in all probability been conscripted later but no obvious other service records appear.

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Re: Harold Fraser WW1
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 March 19 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the responses.   I have found another marriage certificate that states his age as 22... I will keep looking.

Thank you.  Susan