Frith, Joseph Coulthurst
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Service No: 6539
Boer War service: 28 May 1902 to 3 Feb 1903
Date of enlistment: 23 Jan 1901
Date of discharge: 22 Jan 1913
Reason for discharge: Termination of engagement
Other information: On 10 June 1905 Joseph was given permission by the RWF to live in Canada. He later joined the Canadian Army on 23 Oct 1914 and served in WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site
Born: 5th September 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 8 October 1884 in St Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.
Family: He was the elder of two children born to Henry Coulthurst Frith and Mary (nee Hayward). He married Jennie Marshall Robson on 7th September 1907 in Canada and together they had six children.
Residence: In 1891 he lived at 71 Green End, Whitchurch with his parents and siblings. Ten years later he had enlisted and was residing at the RWF Barracks, Hightown in Wrexham. In 1905 Joseph emigrated to Canada.
Employment: He was a saddler when he enlisted.
Death: 7 May 1927 in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, aged 42