William James Frazier-Roxburgh
AKA James Frazier
(It appears that James Frazier served in the Sandridge and Williamstown divisions of the Naval Reserve/Brigade.)
Member of the Williamstown Naval Brigade Field Gun Crew circa 1889.
From a group photo of the Williamstown Naval Brigade Field Gun Crew circa 1889
courtesy of Ada Ackerly.
Men of the Victorian Naval Reserve with James Frazier on the far left.
Photo courtesy of Ron Bell (Great Grandson of James Frazier). Click image for hi-res version.
James Frazier before 1884.
The left and right medals are most likely the British Crimea Medal and the Baltic Medal with the middle medal being the Turkish Crimea Medal.
Photo courtesy of Ron Bell (Great Grandson of James Frazier).
Courier (Brisbane, Qld.), 7 August 1863
Mentioned in the article titled - Elopement Extraordinary, The Argus, 10 June 1870
Listed in The Argus newspaper on 8 September 1884 as having received the Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal on 6 September 1884.
Listed in the Victorian Defence Forces List, Naval Branch, 1 January 1890.
Amongst those who retire from active service and the end of this month, appears the name of Gunner James Frazier, Naval Brigade. In Mr Frazier's case the brigade will lose a much valued officer, who first tasted powder on the H.M.S. Sanspariel throughout the Crimean war, and the following year at the bombardment of of Swreborg, in the Baltic. On arrival in Victoria he held medals for Balaclava, Sebastopol and the Baltic. It was in the last action that every man at the gun within six feet of him was killed, and yet he came through without a scratch. In October, 1859, he joined the Victorian Naval Brigade on its first formation, and also holds the colonial long service medal. He is now in health and strength sounder than many a man only half his age, and it seems incredible that he should have to accept his pension.
Williamstown Chronicle, 24 September 1892
FRAZIER-ROXBURGH -On the 14th April 1904, at 42 Pasco-street, Williamstown, William James, dearly beloved husband of Matilda Frazier-Roxburgh, and beloved father of Frazier, Malcolm, and Rason Frazier-Roxburgh (known as Gunner James Frazier), retired list Victorian Navy.