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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
1854 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 Chelmsford Essex England – WO97 & 1851 Census
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
KILBOY Catherine b 1820 Ireland. In pension record (WO23-51-134) “deserted by his wife who is not to receive any portion of his pension”
Date/Place of Marriage17 September 1838 Manchester Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeJohn James b 3rd Qtr 1849 Berwick-upon- Tweed
Possible death 1852
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 ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 30 July 1856 page 3 Trial of Captain Foss
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
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index 1841
Private Henry J Fraser 235 98th regiment location Newcastle, Manchester & Nass
Discharge due to general debility
1841 Census HO 107/573/17/86 Tib Street Barracks 
H. Fraser age 30 (rounded up)
1851 Census HO 107/2421/509/29
Henry is living with his wife Catherine age 31 born Ireland and his son John James age 1 born Berwick upon Tweed at Hatters Lane Berwick upon Tweed. He is an Out Pensioner of Chelsea Hospital born Chelmsford Essex
Henry Fraser was one of the pensioners who had entrusted Captain Foss with money to the valued of £10/15/10