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   2nd Lieutenant Edwin Samuel Frizelle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/01/1894
Died: 03/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Edwin Samuel Frizelle was the son of William George and Janie Frizelle of Dungannon, County Tyrone and later of Knutsford House, Cliftonville, Belfast. He was born about 1894. Edwin’s father was a linen factory manager. He was educated at Queen's University. Edwin Frizelle had moved to Bury and intended studying for the medical profession, but upon the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service, and received his commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers in August 1914. Second Lieutenant Edwin S Frizelle, 5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action at the Dardenelles on Tuesday, 3rd August 1915. Lieut Frizelle was the son of Mr William G Frizelle, Drumreagh, Alliance Avenue, Belfast. He was 21.
Further Information
Edwin Samuel Frizelle was the son of William George and Janie Frizelle of Dungannon, County Tyrone and later of Knutsford House, Cliftonville, Belfast. He was born on 26 January 1894.
By 1901 Edwin's father had just remarried (about 1901). Edwin was 7 and now had a 21 year old step mother. Edwin's father was a linen factory manager.
Family: Harriette Frizelle 16 (born about 1885), Edith Frizelle 14 (born about 1887), Florrie Frizelle 19 (born about 1882), Thomas Frizelle 17 (born about 1884), George Frizelle 11 (born about 1890), Fred Frizelle 9 (born about 1892), Edwin Frizelle 7 (born about 1894).
He was educated at the Antrim Road Baptist School and Methodist College, Belfast.
At the time of time of entrance to Queens University, 1st November 1910, Edwin was living at Alliance Avenue, Cliftonville, Belfast.
By 1911 Edwin Samuel was 17 and an Undergraduate at Queen's University, Belfast. He had a most distinguished career in the Queen's University, having been a scholar and exhibitioner right through his Arts course. He achieved a BA in 1913 and an MA in 1914.
Edwin Frizelle had moved to Bury and intended studying for the medical profession, but upon the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service, and received his commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers in August 1914.
He was shot in the arm on 4th June 1915 and sent to the base hospital at Alexandria, but returned to the front.
Lt W C Yapp, the MG officer, said of 2nd Lt 'Frizelle who ( after rejoining us in Egypt) had proved himself to be made of the right stuff'
Second Lieutenant Frizelle had returned to the trenches and firing line some weeks previous to the action in which he was killed.
Second Lieutenant Edwin S Frizelle, 5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on Tuesday, 3rd August 1915. Lieut Frizelle was the son of Mr William G Frizelle, Drumreagh, Alliance Avenue, Belfast. He was 21.
Edwin Frizelle is also commemorated on Bury War Memorial.
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1 1901 Census lists Frizelle family Lists Edwin as age 7 at house 165 in Old Park Road, Clifton, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists "Frizell" family Lists Edwin as age 17, a student at Queens University, at house 26 in Alliance Avenue, Clifton, Antrim
3 Queen’s University War Memorial Frizelle, Edwin Samuel, Lieutenant, Lancashire Fusiliers
4 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 20. BA in 1913 and an MA in 1914.
5 Queens University and WW1 Queens University details
6 War Forum discussion Conversation with regard to Edwin Samuel Frizelle
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