Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Margaret Marjory Fraser

In memory of
Matron
Margaret Marjory Fraser
June 27, 1918

Military Service:

Age:
33
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Division:
H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Citation(s):
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Additional Information:

Born:
March 20, 1885 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Enlistment:
September 28, 1914 Quebec, Québec

Daughter of former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Duncan Cameron Fraser and Bessie Grant (nee Graham) Fraser, of 120 Athebasca Street East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Sister of Annie, Sarah, Alistair, James, George, and Harvey Fraser.

Her brother Lieutenant James Gibson Laurier Fraser, was killed in action in France on March 4, 1918. Her brother Alistair Fraser, served as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia from 1952 to 1958.

Commemorated on Page 410 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
HALIFAX MEMORIAL ; Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference:
Panel 1.
Location:
The HALIFAX MEMORIAL in Nova Scotia's capital, erected in Point Pleasant Park, is one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives. This Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was unveiled in November 1967 with naval ceremony by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R. Teillet, then Minister of Veterans Affairs. The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing 23 bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea. The dedicatory inscription, in French and English, reads as follows:
1914-1939
1918-1945
IN THE HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE NAVY
ARMY AND MERCHANT NAVY
OF CANADA
WHOSE NAMES
ARE INSCRIBED HERE
THEIR GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN
BUT THEIR MEMORY
SHALL ENDURE.

On June 19, 2003, the Government of Canada designated September 3rd of each year as a day to acknowledge the contribution of Merchant Navy Veterans.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Margaret Marjory (Pearl) Fraser – Nova Scotia's Part in the Great War
  • Newspaper Clipping – newspaper photo from scrap book simcoe county archives in ontairo
  • Newspaper Clipping – Article
  • Newspaper Clipping 2 – Matron Margaret Marjory Fraser died as a result of the sinking of the Llandovery Castle hospital ship.

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