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Leg bone of Lieutenant John Fraser, 1782

Fraser lost his right leg in 1782 at the Siege of Gibraltar during the American War of Independence (1776-1783). He kept the bones so they could eventually be interred with the rest of his body at St Barnabas' Church, West Kensington. He later became a general and was knighted. Fraser died in 1843, aged 83. His leg bones were later removed from the church during work to repair stress fractures in the vault.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1999-05-45-1


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National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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