Lieut John C Fraser, M.C. Grenadier Guards & Guards machine Gun Corps, killed at sea by enemy action 1918.


Lieutenant John C Fraser, M.C. Grenadier Guards & Guards Machine Gun Corps. A good photographic portrait of the officer, bust length, wearing service dress uniform with Grenadier Guards cap badge but with collars indicating that he was serving with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment – a very short lived unit towards the end of the First World War. The photograph [image size approx 4 x 4ins] is on photographer’s card signed in the negative Wayland [10 x 6.5ins] further mounted on a stout card album sheet. On the album sheet is a cut out regimental badge in blue, a contemporary manuscript note Lieut John C Fraser, Gren Guards, eldest son of the late Capt Thomas Fraser of Balmain, Inverness-shire – lost at sea by enemy action when going to Canada on leave, Sept 9th 1918. A pasted small newspaper obituary notices on the card states that he won his MC for fighting off several enemy attacks with his machine gun earlier in 1918. There is some spotted foxing to the album leaf [which is blank on the reverse] but the photographic card is in excellent condition.           oct4/1 SOLD 9th April 2024