|Place of birth||Girgarre East, Victoria|
|Place of birth||Tatura, Victoria|
|School||Harston State School, Victoria|
|Address||c/o GPO, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs F Frost, c/o GPO, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||57th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Polygon Wood, Belgium|
|Age at death||36|
|Age at death from cemetery records||36|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Michael and Bridget Ann FROST; husband of Fanny Viola FROST, Regent Street, Oakleigh, Victoria. Native of Girgarre East, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 18 November 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing station, Gallipoli, 3 December 1915 (frost bite); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 14 December 1915; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 16 December 1915.. Discharged to duty, 19 February 1916; rejoined Bn, 11 March 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 18 March 1916 (debility); discharged to Overseas Base, 28 March 1916. Taken on strength, 57th Bn, 20 April 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 24 June 1916.
Admitted to 5th General Hospital, 8 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 11 November 1916, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 13 November 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 29 November 1916; discharged from hospital, 2 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; rejoined unit, 13 May 1917.
Missing in action, 26 September 1917; Court of Inquiry, 3 November 1917, determined declared 'Killed in action', 26 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal