Donald Edgar Alexander Fraser

19 April 1918–19 September 2010 (Age 92)
Beaford, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Donald Edgar Alexander

When Donald Edgar Alexander Fraser was born on 19 April 1918, in Beaford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Henry Fraser, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Bodger, was 24. He died on 19 September 2010, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Henry Fraser
Mary Elizabeth Bodger
Eileen Elsie May Fraser
Donald Edgar Alexander Fraser
Dorothy Joyce Fraser

Parents and Siblings



    Eileen Elsie May Fraser



    Dorothy Joyce Fraser


World Events (8)


Age 3

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Age 6

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Age 27

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The earliest recorded forms of this family name, dating from the mid-12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle, and de Freseliere. These appear to be Norman, but there is no place in France with a name answering to them. It is possible, therefore, that they represent a Gaelic name corrupted beyond recognition by an Anglo-Norman scribe. The modern Gaelic form is Friseal, sometimes Anglicized as Frizzell . The surname Fraser is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Donald Edgar Alexander Fraser

NZ Navy WW2 as captain's steward on mine sweepers. Worked as tyre fitter and store man. Loved fishing and gardening. In pensioner concert party and had a very good voice even into old age.

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