Henry William Frisch was born at Warrnambool to H.W. and Sarah Frisch. He iniitally served with the 8th Battallion, was transferred to the 59th Battalion on 26 February 1916, then to the 58th Battalion on 15 May 1916 served with the 59th Battalion during World War One. He had the regimental number 3054. At the time of his enlistment on 8 June 1915 he had worked as a butter box maker at MvcGennan's of Warrmabool.
On 26 February 1916 he was at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. On 17 June 1916 he embarked on the H.T. Translyvania from Alexandria and disembarked at Marseilles on 23 June 1916. On 14 September 1917 he was furloughed to England, rejoining his battalion on 05 October 1917. On 16 October 1917 Henry Frisch was wounded in the field with shrapnel wounds to the back and neck and multiple shrapnel wounds penetrating the abdomen. He died of wounds received on 17 October 1917 aged 23 yeard. He was buried at Lyssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot 21. Row H. Grave 19A). The ceetery is south west Poperinghe, Begium.
"IN MEMORIAM. ON ACTIVE SERVICE. FRISCH
—In loving memory of our dear, son, Private H. W. Frisch, who died of wounds on 17th Oct., 1917, at the 17th Casualty Clearing, Station, France.
No one knows how much we miss him,
Friends may think the wound is healed;
But they cannot see the sorrow,
Deep within our hearts concealed.
Just when life was brightest,
Just when his hopes were best;
His country called—he answered,
Nows in God's home he rests.
(Inserted by his loving parents, West Reserve, Warrnambool, his sisters and Stanley).
FRISCH—In loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. H. W. Frisch, who died of wounds on 17th Oct., 1917, at the 17th Casualty Clear-ng Station, France.
My hero brother. Sadly a sister is thinking,
Of her soldier brother, so brave;
Who fought for the cause of freedom,
Who lies in a hero's grave.
I seem, to see your face, dear Henry,
Through a mist of anxious tears;
And a sister's heart is broken,
For many and many a year.
One of Australia's dearest and best.
Sadly missed by all.
(Inserted by his loving sister, Ethel, East Melbourne).
FRISCH—In loving memory of our dear brother, Henry William, who died of wounds in France, on 17th October, 1917.
Not for the love of battle,
Did he leave his dear homeland;
He heard the call of duty,
And responded like a man. —(Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, France and Steve Ferrier) .
FRISCH—In fond and loving memory of Private Henry Frisch, who died of wounds on active service 17th Oct., 1917. —(Fondly remembered by Mrs. Henry and family). (Warrnambool Standard, Thursday 17 October 1918.)
Cut down photographic post card of Henry Wiliam Frisch. The photographer was located at 175 Collins St, Melbourne.
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Verso "Keith's uncle Henry Frisch killed WW1"