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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


James Philip Fraser, D.S.C.


Lieutenant Commander, RCNR


Born: c1904          Died: date of passing unknown


FRASER, James Philip, LCdr, DSC, RCNR - born c1904, the son of Rev John and Johanna Fraser. Before the outbreak of WW2, James served as a captain of a RCMP Cutter. During WW2 he served in the RCNR. He married and lived in Halifax. After the war he was captain of the "Nova Scotia", a PEI Ferry. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident.


FRASER, James Philip, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNR / HMCS Waskesiu - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 09 September 1944 and London Gazette of 04 July 1944.  "For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine. For courage, resolution and skill in HMCS Waskesiu in successful operations against U-Boats in the Atlantic."


Ships served in:

HMCS ADVERSUS - Commanding Officer appointed 18 Sep 1939

HMCS NOOTKA - 6th Commanding Officer // 8th Commanding Officer

HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE - 1st Commanding  //  Officer 2nd Commanding Officer  //  4th Commanding Officer

HMCS SASKATOON - 2nd Commanding Officer

HMCS ALGOMA - 2nd Commanding Officer

HMCS PORTAGE - Commanding Officer designate while the ship was under construction - 01 Sep 1943 - 10 Oct 1943

HMCS WASKESIU - 2nd Commanding Officer

HMCS ST CATHARINES - 3rd Commanding Officer



Newspaper article on the awarding of the DSC to LCdr Fraser

Newspaper article on the awarding of the DSC to LCdr Fraser



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