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Son of Joseph and Jane Frisby of 3 Northern Buildings Newark. Born First Quarter 1894 On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings - Annie Mary and Florence Ellen – at 3 Northern Buildings, Newark. His father is listed as a blacksmith On 1911 Census he is living with his parents and siblings - Annie Mary, Florence Ellen and Jannie Freda – at 3 Northern Buildings, Newark. His father is listed as a blacksmith and Ernest as a fitter’s apprentice at an engineering works Resident in Newark
On 1911 Census he is a fitter’s apprentice at an engineering works
28 Nov 1917
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Parents lived at 3 Northern Buildings, Newark
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted January 1911 10th / 11th April 1915: Regiment sailed from Avonmouth for service in Egypt. Fifteen officers travelled aboard the SS Minneapolis, with the remaining officers and men travelling on the SS Nessian. Five hundred and thirty one horses and mules together with the transport personnel travelled on the SS Wayfarer. The SS Minneapolis and SS Wayfarer left on the 10th and the SS Nessian left on the 11th. The SS Wayfarer was torpedoed on the journey and docked at Queenstown for repairs. Arrived at Egypt 27th April 1915. On arrival was dismounted. 18th August 1915: landed at Suvla Bay (Gallipoli) aboard HMS Partridge performing an infantry role and served as such for three months, receiving the "King's Colour" in recognition of its gallantry. December 1915: evacuated from Gallipoli and returned Egypt. January 1916: 2nd Mounted Division broken up. 7th February 1916 Regiment arrived in Salonika on SS Winifredian. Brigade retitled as 7th Mounted Brigade. 7th October 1916 Two patrols consisting of a Troop each went sent to the village of Kalendra supported by armoured cars. The Bulgarian defenders stayed low in their trenches and were unseen until the patrols were on top of them. They then opened fire killing five men Renumbered 275012 in 1917 June 1917: Brigade began to return to Egypt but ship carrying troops was torpedoed and the men returned to Mudros. 4th July 1917: arrived in Egypt and Brigade placed under orders of Desert Mounted Corps. On 28th November 1917, The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry were operating in the deep valley westwards of Beit Ur Et Tahta village. A party of Turks were seen at Sheik ab ed Din mosque, which dominated the valley. Second Lieutenant James Collier Foster Harter with a party facing the mosque was mortally wounded while making a reconnaissance. Frisby was one of twelve Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry killed or died of wounds that day he is buried at Buried Ramleh War Cemetery Row Q Grave 20
Article published 19th January 1918 in the Newark Herald :- Only son of John & Jane Frisby, 3 Northern Buildings, Lovers’ Lane, Newark. A native of the borough and as a boy attended the Mount School. Succeeding which he was apprenticed as a fitter at Messrs. James Simpson & Co., Lowfield Works, Balderton, after which he went to Barrow-in-Furness to follow his trade. He came home on holiday in Aug. 1914 and was in the town when war broke out. Was mobilised with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, which he had joined four years previously. Proceeded to Sheringham, thence to Egypt, going from there to the Dardanelles and Salonica. He suffered from Malaria and was sent to Malta, where he remined for twelve months. Afterwards rejoined the regiment in Palestine, last July. Killed at the same time as 2nd/Lt J.C.F. Harter of Salperton, Gloucestershire. Both men are recorded on the Salperton war memorial.
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