Second Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade
Born: December 21st 1893
Died: 25th August 1916
Age at Death: 22
Killed in action, 25th August 1916 (reported as July 1916 in the original Roll of Honour).
Brighton College Register: Son of G.I. Frisch of Littlehampton.
Littlehampton Memorial: Killed in action 25 August 1916. Aged 22. Son of George and Gertrude Frisch of 3, Selborne Place, Littlehampton. Born in Croydon. Brother of Charles and Geoffrey (also killed in action). Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19
A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by John & Katie Vincent.
A further donation has been made by Luke Tanzer.
2nd Lieutenant Maurice Frisch
Maurice Frisch was born on 21st December 1893 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the youngest son and fourth child of George Frisch, an architect, and his wife Gertrude, who lost all three of their sons during the war. While Frisch was a child the family moved to Littlehampton and while his elder brothers went to Whitgift. Frisch was accordingly enrolled at the College, where he was a keen member of the 1st XI cricket team.
His occupation after he left school is unclear but on the outbreak of war he followed his brothers into the armed forces. He received his initial commission in the 5th (Reserve) Battalion, Rifle Brigade, stationed in Britain from which drafts were taken to replace losses by other battalions in the field. In 1915 Frisch was sent from Britain to join the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, part of 8th Division, to make good the losses incurred at the Battle of Loos. On 25th August 1916 (the records conflict) Frisch was reported missing while fighting in the Loos area.
Frisch has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, panel 129.
Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15
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