This group to Colonel H F Fraser is to be auctioned by Spink at the end of the month.
Colonel Henry Francis Fraser was born Stratherrick, Inverness-shire, November 1872, the younger brother of Alexander Edmund Fraser; educated at Wellington College, Berkshire; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 5th Lancers, December 1895; served with the Regiment in India and appointed extra Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India, 1897; promoted Lieutenant, October 1899.
Served in South Africa and took part in the operations in Natal, 1899, including the action at Elandslaagte when the 5th Lancers 'had the satisfaction of knowing that they took part in the one real cavalry charge of the campaign' (British Regiments in South Africa 1899-1902, by John Stirling refers); the actions at Rietfontein, 24 Oct 1899, and Lombard's Kop, 30 Oct 1899; at the Defence of Ladysmith, including the sorties of the 7th and 10th December 1899, and the action of the 6th January 1900; promoted Captain and transferred to the 21st Lancers, 29.5.1901.
Took part in the Aro Expedition, Southern Nigeria, 30.10.1901 - 27.4.1902 (slightly wounded and Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette 12.9.1902); promoted Major, 27.4.1907; appointed Assistant Military Secretary to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, 4.4.1912; served during the Great War as Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding, 2nd Army Corps, British Expeditionary Force, from 5.8.1914; Appointed Assistant Provost Marshal, Cavalry Corps, B.E.F., 10.10.1914; Provost Marshal, 3rd Army, B.E.F., 13.7.1915; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, 6.9.1915; appointed Assistant Adjutant-General, Southern Command, 2.7.1916; Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office, 8.3.1917; promoted Colonel, 6.9.1919; served as Assistant Adjutant-General, General Headquarters, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, from 16.4.1920; retired 1924.
Colonel Fraser died, 26 Apr 1949.