Alex Fraser

DOB: 20 August 1892
Died: 8 July 1965

Debut: Round 16, 1914 against University at MCG
Last Game: Round 10, 1915 against Richmond at Punt Road

From: Kyneton

Number: 17 (1914-1915)

Games: 10
Goals: 2
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Fraser's brief VFL career ended when he enlisted to serve in World War I, serving in the 10th Machine-Gun Company in Belgium where he was gassed and seriously wounded in the shoulder in 1917. He returned to Australia as an invalid in early 1918.

Upon his return he returned to Australia he lived in the Terang area and in 1920 attempted to organise a match between Melbourne and a local combination.

A farmer, he would also become a union organiser and Secretary of the United Country Party of Victoria from 1946 to 1948. In May 1946 he was elected to the Senate representing the party in Victoria after the death of a sitting senator. He was defeated three months later at that year's election, but won the seat of Grant for the Liberal and Country Party in the Victorian parliament in 1950. He was defeated in 1952 but returned in 1955 as Liberal member for Caulfield East and then Caulfield in 1958. Fraser was minister for State Development in 1959 and Forests from 1959 to 1961.

1914 31
1915 71

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Some sources show him wearing #17 in 1914 but he is Alex Fraser shown wearing #40 in the Round 17 Football Record. Also shown as from East Albury, but in addition to newspaper reports listing Kyneton, Dictionary of Biography shows him as being recruited from Kyneton College (and his life as being 22/08/1892 to 09/07/1965) and in July 1915 he enlisted for the army in Kyneton.

Argus - 12/04/1915
Age - 29/04/1918
Argus - 16/05/1919
Camperdown Chronicle - 19/06/1920

Australian Dictionary of Biography
Senate biography
War record
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