Malvern College Second World War Casualty

W/Cdr. Joseph Frederick Fraser D.F.C.

House and time at Malvern: 8, 1928 - 1933.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 11 August 1946 aged 31 in Turkey. Killed in car accident in Ankara.
Cemetery: Haidar Pasha Cemetery Row A. Grave 15.

Son of Frederick Henry Fraser and of Gertrude Eva Fraser (nee Gibson), East Burnham Grove, Farnham Royal, Bucks.
Mod. Lan. VI. School Prefect. Sixth Form. Cadet Officer. Football XI 1932,33 (Capt.).
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Husband of Anita Mary Sherley Fraser (nee Sherley Dale), of East Grinstead, Sussex.

He shot down nine planes in fourteen days, and was awarded the D.F.C. in 1941. Served in N. Africa, Greece, Crete, Sudan and Turkey.

'Air Ministry, 1st April, 1941. ROYAL AIR FORCE. The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in
flying operations against the enemy: Distinguished Flying Cross.
Flight Lieutenant Joseph Frederick FRASER (70229), No. 112 Squadron. This officer has led a detached flight with great success. He has destroyed at least 10 enemy aircraft, 9 of which he destroyed within a period of 14 days. He has proved a skilful and courageous fighter pilot.'
London Gazette