Alfred Herbert Frost

Name

Alfred Herbert Frost
1899

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

05/05/1919
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
91032
Royal Fusiliers
43rd Garrison Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
LXXII. F. 12.
France

Headstone

>"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK"

UK Memorials

Bushey Baptist Church, Memorial, Not on the St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Alfred Herbert Frost, born in Bushey, Herts, in late 1899, was the younger son of Alfred Joseph Frost, (B 1866 in Pinner Middlesex), a House Decorator and Emily Frost, (nee Dyer), (B 1873 in Wadhurst, Sussex).


1901 Census records Alfred aged 1, living with his parents, and elder brother Harold 3, in London Road, New Bushey, Watford, Herts.


1911 Census has Alfred aged 11, living with his parents, elder brother Harold 13, and sister Edith 4, at 8, Chalk Hill, Oxhey, Watford, Herts.


His father Alfred Joseph Frost died in February 1918, aged 52.

Wartime Service

On his enlistment Alfred was posted to the Bedfordshire Regiment with the Service No. 51680, his Medal Roll Card, records he served with the Bedford’s until April 1918, then posted to the 7th Battalion, Northampton Fusiliers with the Service No. 41176, then on 30th September 1918, he was transferred to the 43rd Garrison Battalion, Royal Fusiliers with the Service No. GS/91032. Serving on the Western Front.


He died in Hospital on 5 May 1919, aged 19, of Pneumonia. He is remembered with honour at Etaples Military Cemetery in France. Grave Ref; LXXII.F. 12.

Additional Information

His mother, Mrs Emily Frost of 8, Chalk Hill Terrace, Oxhey, Watford, Herts. ordered hos headstone inscription: "UNTIL THE DAY BREAK" The value of his effects were £8-10s-8d, Pay Owing and £ 8-10-s 7d, War Gratuity, which went to his mother Emily. No record was found for Alfred Harold Frost on the SDITGW database. Son of Emily and the late Alfred Joseph Frost, of 8, Chalk Hill, Oxhey, Watford, Herts. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild