VolunteerFRASER, JOHN ALEXANDER

Died 29/10/1943

Aged 47

British Army Aid Group

G C, M C and Bar

Husband of K. E. Fraser, of South Kensington, London.

Inscription

THERE SHALL BE IN THAT RICH EARTH A RICHER DUST CONCEALED"

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of October 25th, 1946

John Alexander Fraser was interned by the Japanese in the Civilian Internment Camp at Stanley. Fully aware of the risks that he ran he engaged continuously in most dangerous activities. He organised escape plans and a clandestine wireless service and succeeded not only in obtaining news from outside but also in getting important information out of the camp. Subjected by the Japanese to prolonged and most severe torture he steadfastly refused to give any information, and was finally executed. His fortitude was such that it was commented upon by the prison guards, and was a very real source of inspiration to others. His magnificent conduct undoubtedly saved the lives of those others whom the Japanese sought to implicate.

Buried at STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: China, (including Hong Kong)
Number of casualties: 427

Cemetery/memorial reference: 1. C. Coll. grave 1-11.

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.