Late of Wallerawang
NSW Goulburn Police Academy / Police Training Centre – Redfern / Police Training College – Penrith / Belmore Barracks Class # ? ? ?
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 1781
Service: From 4 April 1867 to 19 November 1895 = 28 years Service
Rank: Commenced Training at / as ? Police Academy Police Cadet on ? ? ?
Supernumerary Constable- appointed 4 April 1867
Constable – appointed 1 June 1867
Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 September 1876
Final Rank = Constable First Class
Stations: Forbes, Wallerawang
Awards: National Medal – granted ? ? ?
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ?
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted ? ? ?
Born: 7 October 1836
Died on: 19 November 1895
Cause: Unknown (natural causes?)
Event location: Wallerawang
Event date: 19 November 1895
Funeral date: Unknown
Funeral location: Wallerawang General Cemetery
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Buried at: Wallerawang General Cemetery
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Charles Fraser was born on the 7 October 1836 in Clyne, Sutherlandshire, Scotland. He married Jane Houston in 1866 in Sydney. They had nine children together between 1867 and 1884.
Charles Fraser was sworn in as a Supernumerary Constable of the NSW Police Force on the 4th April 1867. He was confirmed as a Constable on the 1 June 1867 and promoted to Constable 1st Class on the 1 September 1876.
His first child was born at the Police Camp in Forbes. All of his subsequent children were born at Camp Hill, Forbes. In 1880 his young son and another Constable’s son nearly drowned in the Lachlan River. Two employees of the Commercial Bank heard their cries and came to their assistance.
It appears that he spent most of his service at Forbes before moving to Wallerawang.
Constable 1st Class Fraser died on the 19 November 1895 at his residence, Railway Lodge, Wallerawang. He was 58. He was buried in the Wallerawang General Cemetery.
His wife was granted a gratuity of £225 and funeral expenses of £7.
His daughter Flora was buried with him in 1918. His wife Jane was buried with him in 1931. Another daughter, Jane, was buried with him in 1941.
1895 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 – 1912), 30 November, p. 1141. , viewed 19 Nov 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162669665
1895 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 26 November, p. 1. , viewed 19 Nov 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14026423
1915 ‘Early Days of Forbes.’, Forbes Times (NSW : 1899 – 1920), 17 December, p. 8. , viewed 19 Nov 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article100275409