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Fraser, Simon John (1915–1942)

News has been received by Mrs Simon Fraser, jun, Bruce st, Toorak, of the death of her husband, Sqd Ldr Simon J. Fraser, RAAF, on Sunday following injuries received in a motor accident in Northern Australia on Saturday. Sqd-Ldr Fraser, who was 27, was the elder son of Mrs Simon Fraser, Trawalla av, Toorak, and the late Mr Simon Fraser, former well-known oarsman. His grandfather was the late Sir Simon Fraser.

Sqd-Ldr Fraser was educated at Melbourne GS, Melbourne University, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he gained a swimming half blue. He also played ice hockey for the university, and rowed for his college. In 1939 he became a member of Melbourne Stock Exchange, and the same year enlisted in RAAF as a cadet. He had previously flown with Cambridge Air Squadron. His younger brother, Peter, is serving in the AIF. First call of Stock Exchange was adjourned for 5 minutes yesterday as a mark of respect.

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Additional Resources

  • photo, Argus (Melbourne), 13 October 1942, p 7

Citation details

'Fraser, Simon John (1915–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fraser-simon-john-19958/text31136, accessed 20 October 2020.

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