Fergus Stuart FRATER

Male 1876 - 1913  (37 years)


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  • Name Fergus Stuart FRATER 
    Born 14 Mar 1876  Merrylong Park, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Present at Birth: Mrs Leonard (Nurse)
      Informant: Alexander Frater, (Father, Merrylong Park, NSW)
      Reg.No. 15790
    Gender Male 
    _PPEXCLUDE Dkc 
    _UID 90C6D5716CB4449FA910B10015984E1F23BD 
    Died 4 Aug 1913  Tokwe Block, Victoria, Rhodesia, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I584  The Path to Our Future
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Alexander FRATER,   b. 15 Dec 1828, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1911, Deep Creek, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Penelope HAY,   b. 10 Feb 1834, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1917, Merihula, Namoi River, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1851  Kirkcubright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I am unsure if Alexander and Penelope married in Kirkcubright before leaving or perhaps they married onboard the "?i?Emperor?/i?" I have never been able to find a record for their marriage as yet. Family stories have it that they married then a couple of months after the marriage sailed for Australia. On the birth records of their children it states they where married 7 Feb 1851 in Kirkcudbright.
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanch Jean Morrison BEATON,   b. Abt 1891, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Feb 1912  The Manse, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Witnesses: MI Faulkner and Penelope Frater
      Minister: Jno N McGee
    Children 
     1. Farran Roy FRATER,   b. Abt 1913, Rhodesia, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1930, Sydney Sanatorium, Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fergus along with his older brother William joined the Canadian Scouts on the 8th October 1901. Regt, No. 39162 Aged 25, Height 5ft 11in, Weight 154lbs, Complexion fair, Eyes brown, Hair fair, Distictive Marks none, Trade drover.

      ?b?26 Trooper Fergus Stewart Frater, NSW Citizens' Bushmen?/b?
      On Monday, 29 January 1900, Fergus Stewart Frater turned up with his saddle to Randwick Race Track in Sydney and enrolled with the NSW Citizens' Bushmen. After a couple days rigorous testing which involved a medical, a shooting test and a riding test. At the end of the month, on 28 February 1900, the men of the contingent boarded the SS Atlantian from Cowper Wharf where they remained for the next 24 hours. The next day, following Admiralty rules, on 1 March 1900, the ship departed Sydney Heads for South Africa. Fergus Stewart Frater was born in 1876 at Yarraman, NSW. to parents Alexander and Penelope Frater. He was a shearer by employment. In February 1900 he enlisted in the NSW Citizens' Bushmen as "A" Squadron. Frater is recorded in Murray, p. 76 . Frater was awarded the Queen's South African Medal with the 1901 bar. Frater signed up for further service in South Africa with the Canadian Scouts. His term was from 8 October 1901 to 14 April 1902.
      After returning to Australia Frater went back to shearing again. In 1912, Frater married Blanche Beaton. The family settled in Narrabri.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2391] Birth Certificate Reg.No. 15790, Fergus Stuart Frater, 1876.

    2. [S2838] Marriage of Fergus Frater and Blanch Beaton, New South Wales Births Deaths and Marriages, Certificate No. 323.

    3. [S1688] Marriage Reg Transcription, Ref No:1912/323 Fergus Frater and Blanch Beaton, 1912.