Frimston, Edward Charles

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Rhyl War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Frimston, Edward Charles

Regiment/Catrawd: The King's Liverpool Regiment.

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal No. 80983.

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 813

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Greece.

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of Death: 27th February 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

On 27 February 1917, the Germans carried out a sustained  air attack on the British and Allied Camps at Salonika.  During this attack Edward was wounded and later died of these wounds in a Military Hospital, aged 19 years.

Edward Charles Frimston was born on 12 January 1898 at 34 Ernest Street, Rhyl, Flintshire.  His Birth Certificate records no details of who his father was.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at 26 Morfa Bach, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Edward’s Grandmother, Elizabeth Frimston aged 71, a widow.  Also living there was his mother Elizabeth Frimston aged 35, a Charwoman and Edward himself aged 13 years.

Following the outbreak of the First World War, Edward enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl as Private 17651 Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but later transferred to the King’s Liverpool Regiment.

On 2 October 1917, a payment of £3.12s.4d was made to Edward’s mother by the War Office, being monies owed to her son Edward.  On 18 November 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £9.0s.0d was also made to her.

Edward Charles Frimston is remembered on a Remembrance Plaque which is situated at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.