FRASER – Henry John 98th Regiment

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98th Regiment Prince of Wales

South Africa Medal

NameFRASER – Henry John
Regiment (s)98th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 235
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th May 1824 / 16 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 12 years 3 months
China – 2 years 10 months
East Indies – 10 months
Length of Service22 years 125 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate (Corporal during voyage to Western Australia) / 12th September 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1848 1st Edinburgh
1853 2nd Glasgow
1855 Plymouth (working as a prison guard at Dartmouth Prison)
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1808 Edinburgh Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known: note in pension record (WO23-51-134) “deserted by his wife who is not to receive any portion of his pension”
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Did not arrive in Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialThe Surgeon’s Medical Log for William Hammond records FRASER’s medical treatment and death (13th March 1856) during the voyage: buried at sea.
WO23 shows Henry FRASER’s death as 2nd April 1856 (this is probably the official record made in Western Australia after the arrival of the William Hammond on 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information