2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2021 2:29 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking military records for Alexander Charles Fraser

    Sandra Fraser-Cousins Newbie

      Hi there!   My great uncle, Alex Fraser served in WWI and WWII,  I do have a serial number for him: 2387557.  He was born Aug 31, 1894 in Oldfield, Maine, and we believe that he passed in Michigan March 1971.  We believe that he was single with no children.   As a youth, he was living in Nova Scotia and returned to the US to enlist.  At that time, he became estranged from the family. His Mother’s name was Mary Ann MacDonald Fraser. (McLellans Mountain, Nova Scotia). She had been listed as next of kin.    Any information would be very helpful.  Thank you!

        • Re: Seeking military records for Alexander Charles Fraser
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Fraser-Cousins,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated from the service before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Army Air Corps personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

           

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          • Re: Seeking military records for Alexander Charles Fraser
            Elliot Schneider Pioneer

            Sandra,

             

            Here is some information on great-uncle Alex C. Fraser, please see the unit manifest below he is listed on line item #6 and shows is place of home Blue Mountain Nova Scotia, and mother Mary Fraser. Also additional document showing Company G 61st Infantry line item #65.

             

            Additional is the VA index Card looks like he passed away in 1955.

             

            Also please not he may have changed his name at some point to Charles Alexander Fraser during WW2 also shows him living in Illinois, Starting to wonder if he had left the family and child behind that was listed in the 1940 Census from Michigan. Then when he left them he changed his legal name and was registered for the WW2 draft.

             

             

             

             

             

            1911 Canada Census:

             

            Household

             

            Role

            Sex

            Age

            Birthplace

             

            Mary A Fraser

             

            Head

            Female

            49

            Nova Scotia

             

            Alex C Fraser

             

            Son

            Male

            17

            Nova Scotia

             

            William H Fraser

             

            Son

            Male

            13

            Nova Scotia

             

            Frank L Fraser

             

            Son

            Male

            8

            Nova Scotia

             

            WW1 Draft: (Click on image to enlarge)

             

             

             

            Birth Certificate: Please see is father and Mother are both listed on is birth certificate but look Archie is missing from 1911 Census looks like either a divorce or window.

             

             

             

            1940 Census Michigan (He was married and had one child)

             

            Name:Alex Fraser •
            Event Type:Census
            Event Date:1940 •
            Event Place:Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States •
            Event Place (Original):Michigan, Macomb, Warren Township
            Last Place of Residence:Detroit, Michigan
            Sex:Male
            Age:46
            Marital Status:Married
            Race:White
            Race (Original):White
            Birth Year (Estimated):1894
            Birthplace:Canada
            Relationship to Head of Household:Head
            Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Head

             

            Household

             

            Role

            Sex

            Age

            Birthplace

             

            Alex Fraser

             

            Head

            Male

            46

            Canada

             

            Pearl Fraser

             

            Wife

            Female

            46

            Ohio

             

            Bertram Fraser

             

            Son

            Male

            24

            Michigan

             

             

             

             

            1930 Census: (Shows he had 2 children Lillian and Bertram).  Also look in 1930 your Great Uncle he calls himself A. Bert Fraser.

             

             

             

             

            Household

             

            Role

            Sex

            Age

            Birthplace

             

            A Bert Fraser

             

            Head

            Male

            36

            Canada

             

            Pearl Fraser

             

            Wife

            Female

            36

            Ohio

             

            Lillian Fraser

             

            Daughter

            Female

            15

            Michigan

             

            Bertram Fraser

             

            Son

            Male

            14

            Michigan

             

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