Joseph Frizzell was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone about 1873. He was a native of Castlecaulfield. He later moved to Arundel Street Belfast. Joseph Frizzell was formerly with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Joseph Frizzell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was injured in Flanders. Private Frizzell died of his wounds on 29th November 1917. He was 44 years old.
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.