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    Default Looking for any information and possible photo of Charles fraser who was lost at sea in 1961

    His full name is Charles George Robertson Fraser marries to a Margaret maiden name Smith. They lived at 3 Kilgour gardens which i believe is now alexander terrace in Tillydrone He was a Trawler man on the Aberdeen vessel Star of lathallen. he was 22 years old born 1/12/38 with 3 young boys Twins Charlie Ronnie and Norman and a baby on the way which was my mum. he fell over board off Buchan Ness. Alex Cameron 672 kingstreet was a deck hand and had to be restrained from jumping in after him. The skipper was James Norval, 4 byron terrace.

    This is all the information i have of him from a news article in the evening express dated 24/11/61. after he died my grandmother remarried and didn't talk about him to my mum. My mum was never able to see any of that side of her family and has never even seen a picture of him, Now she has just turned 60 I thought it would be a nice surprise to see what I can uncover for her. But I don't seem to be getting anywhere if anyone can help point me in the right direction. Have any photos of the crew onboard the star of lathallen or have any information at all id be very grateful

    His son Norman Fraser was also a trawler man but he died of heart attack aged 41 in 2002 would also be nice to find any photos of him.

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    Post Re: Looking for any information and possible photo of Charles fraser who was lost at sea in 1961

    Hi PPF,that is a sad personal story about the lives of the trawlermen in your family so thank you for sharing it.
    One would like to think that there must be those who remember or have perhaps a family member connected to the incident.In historical terms 1961 is not too far out of the realms of impossibility in finding someone.Perhaps photos of crew members is more of an impossibility,as one can imagine trawlermen being too busy working to take photos,perhaps socialising ashore after voyages would be more of a likelihood....

    I assume you have photos of the Star of Lathallen,as they are on the Aberdeen Archives,Gallery and Museums site HERE

    I do hope you get responses from this and other sites.
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    Hiya, I'm more than happy to get a copy of a picture of grandad to you. If you want to message me directly. Hope your all well up there.

    Charlie x

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    I am the daughter of Ronnie fraser. Him and his twin Charles frasers Date of birth is 02/11/1959 and my dad's death date was 01/11/2000 a day shy of his 41st birthday.

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    Thank you I managed to find 2 newspaper articles but this is a new one. This helps so much. Thank you ❤️

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    Thanks, it is sad I can’t imagine never meeting my dad. I’m just glad I’ve manage to find 3 photos for her so far and some information. Xx

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    Thanks I tried Scotlandspeople it was one of the first places I tried. I bought credits but got very little information. But thank you xx

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