28 January 1944
“Official intimation has been received by Mrs Fraser, 185 High Street, Linlithgow, that her husband, Gunner John Fraser, RA, was killed last month while serving with an AA regiment in the Central Mediterranean theatre of war (states a Linlithgow contemporary). Gunner Fraser was well known to many in Linlithgow having worked for about six years before the war in Regent Factory. He was an ex-Regular soldier, having served seven years with the Colours and five years in the Reserve of the Seaforth Highlanders. On completing this service he joined the local Territorials, the 8th Royal Scots, in 1932, and was latterly with a light AA battery, RA. Among his comrades he was held in high regards and much sympathy is felt for his wife and the four young children who survive him.“
Gunner Fraser was a native of Lewis, having been brought up by his grandfather, the late John Fraser, Sand Street, Coulregrein.