Pte. John MacIntosh Fraser

S/26470 Private John MacIntosh Fraser was born at Obbe in Harris. He lived in various places on Skye as his father was the Police Constable. He had originally enlisted in the Lovat Scouts and at the outbreak of War he transferred to the 4th Camerons.

He was severely wounded in January 1917 and was returned home to hospital in Glasgow for treatment. He returned to the Front in September 1917, this time as a battle casualty replacement with the 5th Camerons. He was on sentry duty near Lebucquiere on 7 January 1918 when he was killed as a trench mortar shell landed near him. He is buried in Finns New British Cemetery in France. He is commerated on three War Memorials on the Isle of Skye.

He was aged 24 years.

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