Frank Frederick FROST


FROST, Frank Frederick

Service Number: 7234
Enlisted: 1 February 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Para Plains, South Australia, 28 January 1896
Home Town: Salisbury, Salisbury, South Australia
Schooling: Salisbury Public School, Currie Street School, Adelaide High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Merris, France, 30 May 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery
Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 3
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Salisbury & District Roll of Honour, Salisbury Eternal Flame Honour Board, Salisbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7234, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7234, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7234, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

Family History

Born 28/1/1896 in Para Plains, South Australia

Father Frederick Frost (b. 20/6/1860 Little Para, SA)

Mother Sarah Anne Frost (nee Burt – b. 7 Aug 1865 in Lower Light, SA)

Sister Amy Adelaide Maud Frost (b. 4/8/1893 Para Plains, SA)

The family lived in Salisbury, South Australia

Frank attended Salisbury Public School and Adelaide High School, in South Australia

He had worked as a Farmer prior to enlisting.

Father’s family:

Father Charles Frost (b. 1811 – d. 6/8/1886 Para Plains, South Australia at age 75 years)

Mother Sarah Pretty (b. 19/2/1826 United Kingdom – d. ?)


William FROST b. 18/8/1844 Bowden, South Australia (SA)

Mary Frost b. 25/5/1846 Bowden, SA

Sarah Frost b. 6/9/1948 Bowden, SA – d. 12/12/1929 in Owen, SA

married George HELPS b. 1850 England – d. ?

children George Thomas HELPS b: 17/12/1873 in Near Wasleys, SA – d. 3/10/1928 Owen, SA

Albert HELPS b: 25/3/1876 in Red Banks, SA

Herbert Arthur HELPS b: 2/5/1878 in Red Banks, SA – 10/7/1948 Owen, SA

Edward Charles HELPS b: 16/12/1880 in Dalkey, SA – d. 18/5/1882 Dalkey, SA

Sidney William HELPS b: 5/7/1883 in Red Banks, SA –d. 17/2/1890 Dalkey, SA

Lily May HELPS b: 2/5/1886 in Dalkey, SA – d. 3/11/1970 Balaklava, SA

married John Joseph BARROW b. 10/8/1899 Crystal Brook, SA

Maria Frost b. 11/1/1851 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

Charles Henry Frost b. 8/1/1853 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

George Frost b. 5/1/1854 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

James Silvester Frost b. 5/9/1855 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

Harris Frost b. 20/10/1856 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

John Frost b. 10/4/1858 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

Frederick Frost b. 20/6/1860 Little Para, near Salisbury, SA

Walter Frost b. 19/6/1863 Para Plains, SA

Mother’s parents

Father : George BURT. Mother: Elizabeth PRICE

Frank was described on enlisting as 21 years of age, single, 5’ 3.5” tall; 121 lbs; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark hair; Church of England.

01/02/1917 enlisted into WWI in Adelaide

with the 24th reinforcement, 10th Infantry Battalion

23/6/1917 embarked Outer Harbour, South Australia onboard HMAT A30 Borda

as a Private with the 10th Infantry Battalion

25/8/1917 disembarked into Plymouth, England

25/8/1917 marched out to No.2 training battalion, Sutton Veny

27/12/1917 proceeded overseas to France

28/12/1917 marched in to join unit, Havre, France

3/1/1918 taken on strength from reinforcements into 10th Infantry Battalionn

16/3/1918 sick to hospital in the field

16/4/1918 proceeded to join unit in the field, Havre, France

30/5/1918 single gunshot wound in right arm and back, admitted to Canadian Casualty Station

30/5/1918 died at 6pm of wounds received in action, Merris, France

31/5/1918 Frank was buried at:

Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Ebblinghem, Nord Pas de Calais France

Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 3

Medals: British War Medal (57292); Victory Medal (56330); Memorial Plaque and Scroll (346096)

His name is commemorated on Panel 59 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan. 24/7/2019. Lest we forget.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. and Mrs. P. Frost, of Salisbury, have been advised by the military authorities that their only son, Pte. Frank Frederick Frost, died of wounds received in France on May 30. Deceased, who was a native of that district, was held in high esteem. He received his primary education at the Salisbury and Currie street schools, and later entered the Adelaide High School up to the period of joining his father in farming pursuits. He enlisted on February 1, 1917, and left for the front on June 23 with the 24th Reinforcements of 10th Battalion. He was a member of St. John's Church and Sunday school and the tennis club.