Sergeant Thomas Press FRASER

Service No: 413484
Born: Melbourne VIC, 23 November 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 9 Air Observers School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 9 Air Observers School Anson aircraft 6554), Lake Francis, 15 September 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: St Jean-Sur-Richelieu (St James) Cemetery, Quebec
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Vernon Walter and Amy Charlotte Fraser, of Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia; husband of Phyllis Annie Fiona Fraser, of Warren, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1030 hours on 15 September 1942, Anson 6554 crashed 10 miles east of Cornwall, and one mile off shore in Lake Francis. Three of the crew members were killed, and Leading Aircraftman Cook was seriously injured.

The crew members of 6554 were:

Leading Aircraftman Sydney Dane Robinson Cook (414469) (First Navigator) Seriously Injured: Discharged from the RAAF: 13 September 1945
Sergeant Victor George De Havilland (R/108294) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Thomas Press Fraser (413484) (Wireless Operator)
Leading Aircraftman William Herbert Frederick Smale (1318392) (RAFVR) (Second Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/113/266

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