CEF Soldier Detail

Gunner James Llewlyn Frise

Regimental Number:
339854
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
69th Battery
Company:
Place of Birth:
Scugog Island, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Hanna Price, Mother, Columbus, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
61 Shanley St., Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Artist
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
May 17, 1916
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box r3316 - 30
Research Notes
Compiled by M. I. Pirie
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Gunner Canadian Field Artillery 69th Battery

Gnr. James (Jimmy) Frise was formerly a staff artist at the Toronto Star.  Two years previous service with the 48th Highlanders of Toronto.

His photograph appeared in the Toronto Star on October 26th, 1917 with the comments ; "In the centre, Gunner "Jimmy" Frise, formerly of The Star Art Department, who has been wounded and expects to be home soon."

Frise completed several large cartoon sketches of Toronto's returned soldiers.  These were featured on the front page of the newspaper.   Frise Cartoon - Nov. 26, 1917, pg. 1.

Another Frise cartoon appeared in the Saskatoon Phoenix on January 20th, 1915.

See attached letter for further information.

TypeDateDescription
Letter 5/31/1917 Artist wounded while serving with Canadian Artillery