Gunner James Llewlyn Frise

Regimental Number:
339854
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
69th Battery
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Enlistment Date:
May 17, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
25
Enlisted at:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
61 Shanley St., Toronto, Ontario
Civilian Occupation:
Artist
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Unknown
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1890
Next of Kin:
Hanna Price, Mother, Columbus, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Scugog Island, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
Not Specified
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Methodist
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^r3316 - 30
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Gunner
Canadian Field Artillery
69th Battery
Awards and Decorations
Notes

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.

Research Notes
Compiled by M. I. Pirie