|The Rushden Echo Friday 5 November 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Killed - Private Frank Frisby - A Victim of a Bursting Bomb - In the Dardanelles - Deceased's Father Dies
Mrs W J Frisby of Victoria-road, Rushden, received the sad news on Monday night that her nephew, Pte Frank Frisby, 2093, 4th Northants Regt., had been killed in action at the Dardenelles. The news is sent by his friend, Pte George Worley, of the same regiment, who, like his deceased comrade, is well-known in Rushden. Up to the time of being called up both worked for Messrs. Wm Green and Sons. Pte Worley writes:-
"It is my painful duty in writing these few lines to inform you that poor Frank was killed last night, October 12th, by the bursting of a bomb. I cannot give you any details of his death except that he did not live very long after he was hit. Hope you will excuse me for writing so abruptly as it gave me quite a shock."
The deceased soldier was in his 21st year, and was called up as a Territorial at the outbreak of war.
The late Pte Frisby's father, Pte Frank Frisby, was also serving with the colours and has been ill in Alexandria Hospital. He was removed to a London Hospital (St George's), where, we regret to say, he died on Tuesday at 6.50 pm.
|Evening Telegraph, Monday 8th November 1915, transcribed by John Collins.
Rushden Soldier Killed
Pte. Frank Frisby, of the 1/4th Northants, son of Mrs. W. J. Frisby, of Victoria-road, Rushden, has, we regret to state, been killed whilst in action at the Dardanelles. The news was sent by a friend, Pte. George Worley, who writes that Pte. Frisby was killed by the bursting of a bomb, and did not live very long after he was hit. The deceased soldier was 20 years of age, and was a Territorial when the war started.