Clan Fraser - Frasers

Frasers

Many Frasers have earned wide renown over the years. In military service, General Simon Fraser of Balnian, of Saratoga fame, General Simon Fraser of Lovat (who also fought in the Seven Years' War against the French, and commanded Frasers at Culloden), Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Fraser of Northcape, Simon Christopher, the 17th Lord Lovat, served in the Scots Guards and was an outstanding British Commando leader in the Second World War, noted for his service during the D-Day landings of the Battle of Normandy. In the political realm, the Rt. Hon. Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1940–1949, and the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Liberal Prime Minister of Australia 1975–1983. William Fraser, 1st Baron Strathalmond, Chairman B.P., Hugh Fraser III, grandson of the founder of the House of Fraser, and at one time owner of Harrods have made names for themselves in the business world. Dedication to the Kirk has been shown by the Very Reverend John Annand Fraser, MBE, TD, DD, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Sir Charles Fraser, Pursebearer to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Lady Marion Anne Fraser, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. John Fraser (1750–1811) was a noted botanist. Simon Fraser, US-born Canadian explorer, mapped the Fraser River and Simon Fraser University is named in his honour. The Hon. Alex Fraser (politician) was a Canadian politician in the province of British Columbia from 1969 to 1989. The Alex Fraser Bridge over the Fraser River (the river named for the explorer, Simon Fraser, and not the politician) in Greater Vancouver BC is named in his honour. Ian Frazer, Australian immunologist, worked on the development of a cervical cancer vaccine. George Macdonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels had a career as a screen writer. Lemmy, musician, also lays claim to descend from the Clan Fraser,] Sime family of Turkey also claims to be descended from the Fraser Clan.

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