Fraser, William Elliot

Fraser, William Elliot


SS Peshawar (Glasgow), Canadian Merchant Navy

Died of disease on Sunday 15 September 1946 (aged 67)


Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor (Section 4.R. Grave 158)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Internet)

Canadian Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance (Page 138)


Surgeon William Elliott Fraser was a son of James Harshaw Fraser and Sophia Robinson Fraser (nee Elliott) who were married in London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada on 5 June 1871.  James Harshaw Fraser was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario, and he died in Gravenhurst, Ontario on 28 July 1899.  During the Second World War Gravenhurst (previously called Sawdust City) was the site of a training camp for Norwegian Air Service personnel, and also the site for a German Prisoner-of-War Camp.

The marriage of William Elliott Fraser and Caroline Champion was registered in the first quarter of 1917 in Marylebone, London.  Later the Fraser family moved to Bangor.  Their daughter Sophie, who was a nurse, was 24 when she died of tuberculosis on 10 December 1940 and she was buried in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor.

During the Second World War, Surgeon William Elliott Fraser MD served with the Canadian Merchant Navy and he was 67 when he died of heart disease on 15 September 1946.  Two days later he was buried alongside his daughter in Bangor Cemetery.

Surgeon William Elliott Fraser is commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Internet) and on Page 138 in the Canadian Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa.