No. S/1456, Donald Fraser, Piper.
7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s)
Killed in action, 25th September 1915, age 27.
Donald Fraser was born in Nethy Bridge the son of Donald and May Fraser of Station Cottages, Blair Athol, Perthshire. Nephew of Mr and Mrs Gordon of Ardverikie, Kinguissie. He enlisted at Fort George. Donald arrived in France on the 10th of May 1915 with his battalion. The bulk of the battalion crossed from Folkestone on the SS Queen. In the 7th Battalion. the Pipers piped the soldiers into the attack. and Donald was killed in action during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt by the 7th, in the Battle of Loos. He was awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. He was one of five pipers from the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders killed, or dying of wounds, during the battle.
Today brings back sad memories,
Of one who was called to rest,
And those who think of him today,
Are those who loved him best.
(In Memoriam, Strathspey Herald. (Date unknown 1921?)
1Poppies from the Heart of Strathspey, page 58, Peter Anderson,2010, ISBN978-0-9561750-4-5.
2Commonwealth War Graves Commission Web site