Lindsay Fraser

Home Town: Gander, NFLD

Training Division: Depot

Troop: G 1962/63

Regimental Number: 22711


Divisions Served: “B”

Medals & Honours: Centennial Medal, Long Service Medal

Pillar Location: Pillar VII, Row 6, Column B



I was born 5 June 1943, in the CNR Train Station in Meagher’s Grant, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, as my mother was the Station mistress there and my father worked on the Section Gang. We moved to Brookfield, Yarmouth, Bible Hill in Nova Scotia and Moncton in New Brunswick with CNR, and it there I applied for the Force and was sworn in at Fredericton, NB.

After nine months training in Regina, I was transferred to St.John’s, Newfoundland – working for Sgt. Major Delaney in B Division HQ. I was then transferred to Glovertown Detachment where I met a nurse by the name of Ruby Snow who ultimately became my wife. After five months at Glovertown I moved to Lewisporte for a nine month period. In April of 1964 I had the good fortune to save a four year old boy from drowning in Lewisporte Harbour and received the Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery.

The next move was July 1964 to Goose Bay in Labrador for a 3+ year posting. It was here that the marriage bells rang. A move from there in October 1967 brought me to Corner Brook City Detachment for three years and a fourth year on Corner Brook Rural Detachment. The next transfer was to Labrador City Detachment for 4+ years, followed by a four year posting in B Division HQ. This was not my type of work so I asked to go back to Detachment policing and ended up at Gander Detachment for seven years, followed by a five year posting to Gander International Airport Detachment. I worked some on the Arrow Air crash, a disaster which took the lives of 256 American souls, 248 101st Airborne Division members, and 8 civilian crew.

I took my pension in 1991 and worked for Bacardi Canada for 14 years – one fine job! My loving wife gave us twin of boys and a beautiful daughter, and they have given us one darling granddaughter and four grandsons. Our health is good and we spend a month down south each year to shorten the Newfoundland winter somewhat. My life has been good – not much more than that can one ask for.