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Daniel (Danny) Joseph Fraser - Section 1

This section contains two WW2 era studio portrait photos pertaining to Daniel Fraser.

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Daniel Fraser

Cape Breton Highlanders


Circa 1942-1943

Studio portrait photo of Daniel Fraser. He holds the rank of company quartermaster sergeant in this photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-3 (5-1.3)
Image Information:  Scan of a photographic copy of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection (permission to copy original photo courtesy Peter Fraser, Sydney, NS, 1994)

Two Cape Breton Highlanders

Edinburgh, Scotland

April 10, 1942

On the left is Company Quartermaster Sergeant Daniel Fraser.

On the right is Sgt. Vincent Terrance (Terry) MacDonald. Terry was from Sydney Mines, one of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Allan J. MacDonald. The family moved to New Waterford when Terry was young, so like Daniel Fraser, he grew up and received his education there. He was very popular and had many friends. When war was declared in 1939, Terry joined the Cape Breton Highlanders. He trained with the battalion in Canada, and sailed to the U.K. with them in November, 1941. Before leaving Canada he married Elizabeth MacNeil of Florence, NS. At some point while overseas, Terry transferred to the Carleton and York Regiment which was based out of New Brunswick. He saw action with his new unit in Italy and died there on April 10, 1944 as a result of wounds received from a mine explosion. Like his friend Danny, Terry is also buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy. At the time of his death, Terry held the rank of sergeant and was twenty two years old.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  11-2 (1-1-32.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Laurie Arnold, Sydney, NS, 2011

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