233182 Alexander Simon FRASER, Master of SALTOUN, MC, 6 Grenadier Guards: 09/02/1944

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    Personal Number: 233182
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Name: Alexander Simon FRASER, Master of SALTOUN
    Unit: 6 Grenadier Guards

    London Gazette : 19 May 1942
    The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts. and May 1942:—
    Gren. G'ds.
    Hon. Alexander Simon FRASER, Master of Saltoun (233182)

    London Gazette : 29 June 1944
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant The Honourable Alexander Simon Fraser (Master of Saltoun) (233182), Grenadier Guards (Fraserburgh).
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    Fraser, A S
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 233182
    Regiment: 6 Battalion Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 29 June 1944
    Date 1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/6

    201st Guards Brigade, 5th Division, 10 Corps
    233183 War Substantive Lieutenant A.S. FRASER, The Master of SALTOUN, 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    TRIMONSOULI, 29th January / 30th January 1944

    This Officer showed outstanding gallantry and leadership during a night attack on the above-named feature.

    The night was extremely dark making control nearly impossible and the Sector given to this Platoon was held by spandaus in well dug and camouflaged positions. In spite of the heavy fire from these, this Officer ordered his Platoon to do a bayonet charge and personally led them into the position. He himself was responsible for bayonetting two Germans and his Platoon inspired by his conduct and example succeeded in establishing themselves on their objective.

    Also during this attack this Officer singly attacked 3 spandaus which were holding up the advance of his Platoon and succeeded in silencing one with grenades, thus making the situation easier for his Platoon to complete their attack.

    Signed Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 6th Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS

    Granted an Immediate M.C.
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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    ALIAS See Alexander Simon FRASER, the true family name.
    Service Number: 233182
    Regiment & Unit: Grenadier Guards, 6th Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 09 February 1944
    Age 22 years old
    Buried or commemorated at CASSINO MEMORIAL
    Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
    Location: Italy
    Awards: Military Cross
    Additional Info: Master of Saltoun. Son of Capt. Alexander Arthur Fraser, M.C., 19th Baron Saltoun of Abernethy, and Lady Saltoun (nee Welby), of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.
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    See also:

    His brother-in-law:
    • Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, Grenadier Guards
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