2nd Lieutenant Angus Macintyre Fraser

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Angus Macintyre Fraser

Angus Macintyre Fraser was born on 20th November 1892 in Clarkston, Renfrewshire. His father, James, was a member of the clergy and the family lived in Manse of Greenbank, Busby. Angus attended Busby Public School before going to Glasgow High School.

In 1911 he came to the University of Glasgow to study for an arts degree. He was particularly strong in languages and took French, Greek and Higher Latin. He also took Moral Philosophy, Geography and Logic- for the latter he was given a war pass, meaning that he was allowed to pass the subject without sitting an exam because he had joined up. On 20th November 1915 Angus graduated MA. He then intended to study at Divinity Hall, although because of the war this never came to pass.

During his time at school and university Angus had been a member of the Officers Training Corps. He joined the 6th Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders and trained at Gailes. The battalion first fought in France, then in 1917 it went to Italy and the following year, in April they returned to France. It was here, close to the Forest of Nieppe that Angus was dangerously wounded on 28th May 1918. He survived for some weeks but died on 19th June at the No. 30 Military Hospital in Calais, aged just 25. He is buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery in Sangatte.


2nd Lieutenant Angus Macintyre Fraser
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 6th Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died 19th June 1918
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