Second Lieutenant Malcolm Goulding Fraser

Second Lieutenant Malcolm Goulding Fraser
2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Born in Edinburgh, Malcolm Fraser moved to Chile with his family as a youngster, and while still a teenager was one of the founder members of the Everton Football Club established in Valparaiso in 1909. Fraser played as an outside-left in their very first fixture and was a member of the team until he returned to the United Kingdom to attend university.

He was still in this country when war broke out, and after training as a cadet in the Officers Training Corps, he received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant on 14 August 1915 into the 3rd Battalion of the Scottish Rifles. Later posted to the 2nd
Battalion, Second Lieutenant Fraser fought on the devastating first day at the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, where he lost his life, still aged just twenty. He has no known grave, but may lie in Ovillers Military cemetery, very close to where he was killed. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

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