Friday, November 02, 2012

Ian Edward Fraser VC

In the Conway Chapel  lie the cremated remains of Ian Edward Fraser VC, DSC, RD and Bar, JP. a submariner who launched a daring attack on a Japanese ship was born the 18th December 1920 in Ealing London the eldest son of Sydney Fraser. He was awarded his VC for action on the 31st July 1945 in the Straits of Johor, Singapore.

 In 1993 he was made an honorary freeman of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. He died aged 87 at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Monday 1st September 2008 after a three week illness. He was cremated at Landican Cemetery, Arrowe Park.

Ian Fraser married, in 1943, his childhood sweetheart, Melba Hughes, who was serving as a Wren at Pwllheli on the north Wales coast when they met. They had four sons and two daughters, one of whom predeceased him.

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