John Fraser BSc graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 1957, after which he worked for two years with Mssrs. Mott, Hay & Anderson. In 1959 he left his post as an Assistant Engineer on the Forth Road bridge to do research at Imperial College, London. In 1960 he participated in an expedition to Spitzberg (Spitsbergen in Norwegian), during which he wrote a diary. One year later, in June 1961, he lost his life in the University of London Beerenberg expedition, in an inshore accident at Jan Mayen Island.
Source: John Fraser, 1960, Spitsbergen 1960 - Diary of John Fraser [volume]. Coll-1923. Edinburgh University Special Collections.