John Stewart Gordon Fraser

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Rear-Admiral John Stewart Gordon Fraser, C.B.E., D.S.O., Royal Navy (19 January, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fraser was born in Shyamnagar, India and raised by his uncle Dr. J. J. Fraser, who worked as a tea planter.[1]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[2]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.[3]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.[4]

Post-war

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1923.[5]

Fraser was appointed in command of the light cruiser Lowestoft in March, 1925.

In December, 1925, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Champion. In 1929 he was lent to the New Zealand Government as Second Naval Member of New Zealand Naval Board, vice Reyne.[6]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 August, 1935 and placed on the Retired List the next day.[7]

World War II

He was mobilised on 27 September, 1938 and put to work on the Staff of the Commander of the Nore with a rank to Commodore, R.N.R..[8]

On 24 August, 1939 he was appointed Chief Staff Officer, Dover with the rank of Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R.. He was superseded on 2 November. On 14 November, he was appointed as Captain Superintendent, Dover. He was superseded on this on 16 December, 1940.[9]

He was reverted to the Retired List on 3 January, 1941.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
14 Jul, 1904[11] – 25 Oct, 1904[12]
Succeeded by
Hugh T. England
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
13 Mar, 1925[13][14] – May, 1925[15]
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor
Preceded by
George W. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
May, 1925[16] – 28 Sep, 1925[17]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Bate
Preceded by
Errol Manners
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
19 Dec, 1925[18] – 1 Nov, 1926[19]
Succeeded by
John H. Young
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
11 Nov, 1926[20] – 12 Dec, 1927[21]
Succeeded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
16 Jul, 1934[22] – 1 Aug, 1935[23]
Succeeded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Captain of Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla
16 Jul, 1934[24] – 1 Aug, 1935[25]
Succeeded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley

Footnotes

  1. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  2. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  3. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  4. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  5. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  6. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  7. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  8. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  9. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  10. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  11. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  12. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  13. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 252.
  15. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  16. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  17. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  18. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  19. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  20. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  21. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  22. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  23. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  24. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  25. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.