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Charles 'Pop' Fraser

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Nickname(s)  Pop
Commands held  Chief of the Army
Battles and wars  World War II
Service/branch  South African Army
Years of service  1934 – 1973
Battles/wars  World War II
Other name  Pop
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Born  April 6, 1915 Mooi River (1915-04-06)
Allegiance  Republic of South Africa
Awards  Star of South Africa (SSA) Southern Cross Medal (SM) Union Medal 1939–45 Star Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp Italy Star Defence Medal (United Kingdom) War Medal 1939–1945 Africa Service Medal (WWII)
Died  18 December 1994, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lieutenant-General Charles Alan 'Pop' Fraser SSA SM (6 April 1915 – 18 December 1994) was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Army as a part-time Active Citizen Force soldier in 1934 and became a full-time Permanent Force member in 1946. He served in World War II.

With the rank of captain, he completed the 5th Senior Staff Duties War course at the British Middle East Staff College, Haifa in Palestine during period 8 September - 31 December 1941. During World War II, the Cape Field Artillery was amalgamated with the 6th Field Regiment, South African Artillery, in September 1943. On 1 October 1943 became 1/6 Field Regiment. Fraser, as a lieutenant-colonel assumed command of this regiment on 21 October 1944 when Lt-Col Kay, officer commanding, died of wounds. Fraser was in turn succeeded by Lt-Col IB Whyte.

He served as Chief of the Army from 1966 to 1967, and as General Officer Commanding Joint Combat Forces, co-ordinating Army and Air Force operations and training, from 1967 to 1973. As GOCJCF, he was the third-highest-ranking officer in the South African Defence Force's Supreme Command.

Awards and Decorations

  • Star of South Africa (SSA)
  • Southern Cross Medal (SM)
  • Union Medal
  • 1939–45 Star
  • Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp
  • Italy Star
  • Defence Medal (United Kingdom)
  • War Medal 1939–1945
  • Africa Service Medal (WWII)
  • References

    Charles 'Pop' Fraser Wikipedia


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