Frizzell, John: Service no. 159073


Digitized Service Record

Source: October 1916 casualty.


Source: CVWM. Toronto Star. October 1916.


Pte. J. Frizzell, killed in action on Oct. 3rd, leaves a widow and four small children living at 91 Rainsford road. in his last letters home he expressed every confidence of returning, but stated that he would fight on and “do his bit.” He was at the time in rest billets, but was expecting to return to the heavy fighting at any moment. Frizzell had been four months in the trenches with a draft of the 81st Battalion. Prior to enlisting he was employed in the gents’ furnishing department of the T. Eaton Co. He was born in Ireland, but had been eight years in this country.

Toronto Star. October 1916

“Killed in Action”
Bronze Memorial – This bronze memorial was designed as a tribute to the men of the Eaton’s company who died as a result of service in the First World War. A 1919 Eaton’s publication noted that 3,327 Eaton’s staff enlisted in the war. The memorial is presently located in the Toronto Eaton Centre at Yonge & Dundas Streets and is accompanied by a second plaque for staff who gave their lives in WWII. The WWI plaque was unveiled in Toronto on November 15th, 1923 by Mrs. Timothy Eaton, widow of the founder. An identical memorial was also placed in the Winnipeg store and was unveiled by Lady Eaton on November 26th, 1923. Source: CVWM
Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens). Source: CVWM

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