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SIMON FRASER was born in 1911, the Master of Lovat and heir to an historic estate and world-wide clan. Educated at Amplwforth and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he joined the University’s Cavalry Squadron. Fraser was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Lovat Scouts (a Territorial Army unit) in 1930. He transferred to the regular army, while still a second lieutenant joining the Scots Guards in 1931. The following year, Fraser succeeded his father to become the 15th Lord Lovat (referred to as the 17th Lord Lovat) and 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser. He was promoted lieutenant in August 1934. Lovat resigned his regular commission as a lieutenant in 1937, transferring to the Supplementary Reserve of Officers. He then, briefly, became Under-Secretary of State in the House of Lords.