The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Norman Wilson
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Claremont, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- George Duncan Fraser
- Mothers's Name:
- Frances Marion Fraser
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Insurance Agent
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A7, Row D, Grave 3, Age 29.
- Selarang Barracks Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Ye, Thanbyuzat, Kendaw, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aungganaung
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Aungganaung 105km Camp Cemetery
- Date of Death:
- Funeral service conducted by Chaplain H. Cunningham on 5.6.1943 Grave No. 11 Aungganaung 105km Camp Cemetery
Wounded in action at Ulu Pandan on 11.2.1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to abdominal wall. Discharged to unit on 21.2.1942.
Norman Fraser was selected at Singapore to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.
Soldier’s illness at Aungganaung 105km Camp began at 0830 hours on 4.6.1943 after drinking contaminated water. Soldier had a smuggled camera which he used during his captivity. The undeveloped films were buried at the head of his grave, but when they were recovered by the War Graves Party at the end of the war they had deteriorated beyond use.
Burma-Thailand Railway. c. September 1945. Ex-prisoner of war (POW) members of the War Graves Commission survey party displaying the camera, film and documents recovered on 27 September 1945 at the 105 kilometre camp, from the grave of WX10366 Private N. W. Fraser, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion to whom the camera and lm belonged. The negatives covered the period from Changi (February 1942) to 105 kilometres (May 1943), including shots on the Toyohashi Maru, Victoria Point, Tavoy, Thanbyuzayat and intervening camps up to Private Fraser’s place of death. Known as Ankanan (Anganan) (Aungganuang) it was 105 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat, or 310 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk). From left to right: Leading Aircraftman E. S. Wheeler, RAAF; Sergeant T. Lee, 8th Division Provost Corps; Warrant Officer Class 2 L. Cody, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion. (Donor A. Mackinnon)
Norm’s name is mentioned in mail received in WA sent from Les Nolan, Moulmein, Burma. Les perished when ‘Rakuyo’ Maru sank 12 Sep 1944.
Norm married Edna J Brooke about 1939.
Kings Park Avenue of Honour
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
- Ye - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma