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25/03/2017 Private Joseph Frizzell, Machine Gun Corps, a native of Castlecaulfield, died of wounds.
25/03/2017 Joseph Frizzell was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone about 1873. He was a native of Castlecaulfield.
25/03/2017 Last will and Testament of Private Joseph Frizzell
25/03/2017 823 Govan Road, Govan. 21st May 1918. Statement regarding the effects of deceased brother Private Joseph Frizell, No 24189, 87th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps. Effects 150/a (1) I saw the will, Robert John Frizell. (2) Yes, Cannot state exactly the date, early January 1917 when my brother was home on leave. This is as near as I can remember. 10 Arundel Street, Belfast. (3) In the event of my death in action, I leave all my personal effects to my youngest brother, William James Frizell. I cannot remember the date. (4) It was not on a separate sheet but written in his pay book, an ordinary pay book stained and was ? (5) William James Frizell was the only person present besides myself. (6) He explained that he was going to have a signature from his company officer. Signed Robert John Frizell.
25/03/2017 Glasgow, 19th June 1918. Major Dulcken, Sir, I have the honour to report that I visited Mrs McKay, 823 Govan Road, Govan, as instructed, regarding Private Robert John Frizell. She gave him a good character, stating that at all times trustworthy, sober and attentive to his duties. I also spoke to the said Private Robert John Frizell himself, and he corroborated his previous statement re effects of deceased brother, Joseph Frizell. I am of opinion that his word can be relied on. I have the honour to be sir, your obedient servant, Alw H Varien, Lieutenant Royal engineers, I.W.T.
25/03/2017 Known family: Joseph Frizell (born about 1873), Robert John Frizell, William James Frizell
25/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd January 1918:
30/12/2015 Private Frizzell died of his wounds on 29th November 1917. He was 44 years old.
30/12/2015 Private Joseph Frizzell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was injured in Flanders.
30/12/2015 Joseph Frizzell was formerly with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records a Joseph Frizzell, born Tyrone, residing at house 20 in Arundel Street, Belfast. He was working as a labourer.
30/12/2015 A website reference below taken from a Belfast Newspaper, records 'Frizzell, J, Private, Machine Gun Corps, 10 Arundel Street Belfast, Died'
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