James Malcolm FROST

FROST, James Malcolm

Service Number: 405
Enlisted: 28 October 1914, Guildford, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Two Wells, South Australia, 2 January 1892
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Two Wells Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Suez Canal, Egypt, Suez Canal Zone, Egypt, 5 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kings Park 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Long Plains Roll of Honour, Mallala Grace Plains Sunday School Pictorial Honour Board, Mallala Two Wells Pictorial Honour Roll 1, Two Wells WW1 War Memorial, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 405, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Guildford, Western Australia
17 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 405, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Surada embarkation_ship_number: A52 public_note: ''
17 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 405, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Surada, Fremantle
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 405, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 405 awm_unit: 10 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-08-05

James Frost

Name: James Malcolm Frost
Service Number: 405
Place of Birth: Port Gawler/ Two Wells
Date of Birth: 2 January 1892
Place of Enlistment: Guildford W.A.
Date of Enlistment: 26 November 1914
Age at Enlistment: 22 years 10 months
Next of Kin: Father, John Frost
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Religion: Methodist
Rank: Lance Corporal
No work or social/family connection linking some of the soldiers with the Adelaide Hills can be established. It can be surmised that at some stage of their lives prior to enlisting, they worked in the region as farm labourers. One such case is James Frost in that he was born at Port Gawler and enlisted in Western Australia.
James joined the 10th Battalion Light Horse and embarked the A52 Surada at Fremantle on 17 February 1915, bound for Gallipoli. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 22 January 1916. During action at Hamisah in the Suez Canal zone on 5 August James was killed and buried with Lt. Palmer and Mounted Police N.C. Narry in the area by Chaplain E.M. Collick. His remains were re-buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
James’ father received his son’s Memorial Scroll, Memorial Plaque, Victory Medal and personal effects between January 1917 and October 1922.

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FROST.— In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lance-Corporal J. M. Frost, 10th Light Horse, killed in action in Egypt, August 5, 1916.

Do not ask us if we miss him, Friends may think the wound is healed;

But they little know the sorrow, Deeply in our hearts concealed. -Inserted by his loving parents, brothers, Hube and Frank, on active service, Will and George and friend Elsie.

FROST.— In remembrance of Lance-Corporal James Malcolm Frost, 10th Light Horse, killed in action in Egypt, August 5, 1916, aged 24 years and 7 months.

He fought a brave fight in the desert, His young life is wreathed in fame;

On the Two Wells roll of honor You will find our dear Jim's name. — Inserted by his auntie, A. A. Rowe." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 04 Aug 1917 (nla.gov.au)