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Private Charles Fraser (Frazer, Frasier ) (c. 1792.....)

Back to . .46th South Devonshire Regiment
.48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Born : circa 1792
  • Where Born : Blair Athol, Scotland
  • Occupation : Gardener ? Government Botanist /Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 8/4/1816
  • Ship Arrived on :" Guilford "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 8/6/1815 , joined 56th Regiment aged 24
  • Where enlisted : Perth, Scotland
  • Date transferred : 7/11/1816, to 46th Regiment
  • Date of Transfer : 25/8/1817, from 46th Regiment
  • Transferred at : Sydney
  • Date of Discharge 6/1/1821
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : unknown
  • Where Died / Buried : unknown
  • Parents Names : unknown
  • Spouse's Name : unknown
  • Date Married : unknown
  • Where Married : unknown
  • Spouse 's Parents : unknown
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    History & Achievements :

    Private Charles Fraser arrived in Australia on board the convict transport "Guilford" on 8/4/1816. Charles began his military career on the 8/6/1815, joining 56th Regiment age the age of 24. Transferring to the 46th Regiment on the 7/11/1816 and eventually to the 48th Regiment on the 25/8/1817, Charles would not have seen any military action due to the late stage he enlisted. He was enlisted as a substitute for one George Hartley. This would have made it a lot easier to discharge from the army on the grounds of a British Army standard called the "Friend of a Substitute". He discharged on the 6/1/1821 on these grounds per Governor Macquarie and was formally appointed Colonial Botanist
    Prior to his enlistment, Charles was a Gardener. This was to prove invaluable to him and the Government.
    Eventually he became a Government Botanist and had been with John Oxley on his first inland expedition. Charles had been on many inland expeditions and was instrumental in setting up the Botanical Gardens in Sydney.
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    Last revised: April 12, 2007.