Letter from Fraser's daughter

''I was only two years old at the time and my brother six weeks old, my mother died at the age of forty-nine. When war was declared my brother James choose to serve in the Navy. After a short training at HMS Collingwood, I think I am correct in saying he was on his first convoy when the Belmont and all members of the crew were lost. He was the same age as my father and had only been married for two years. I shall always be glad my mother was spared the sorrow of this second tragedy.

I am the only one left of our little family and am sorry I cannot be of more help.

Yours sincerely

F. S. Fraser.''

[Extract from letter written in 1991 by his daughter Miss F. S. Fraser to me BJT.]

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  1. Margaret Silf said:

    Florence Stephen was a great-ant of mine, and was known in the family as 'Dimples' - obviously a childhood nickname. She lived long enough to meet my own daughter. Today I visited the Titanic exhibition in Belfast and was thrilled to find this information, and the photo, of James. Dimples told us of their move to Southampton from Scotland, how their mother had brought them up alone, trying always to keep them away from the sea, adding to the tragic irony of the second drowning.

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