Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2007.78.40
Italian uniform regimental badge, part of of collection of badges and buttons kept as souvenirs by 25577 Gunner EA (Ted) Frost, 7th Anti Tank Regiment, NZ Artillery, 2NZEF, WW2
Ted Frost grew up on a Waikato farm. He enlisted for service in 1940 joining the 7th NZ Anti-tank regiment. He served in Greece (was in one of the last groups to get off Greece), North Africa (wounded at Sidi Rezegh) and Italy. On his discharge from the army Ted bought a dairy farm at Te Hoe in the Waikato. He met and married his wife Honour Marshdale in 1946.
The collection includes personal gear - including a knitted skull cap made by Ted or by one of his mates, sewing kits, souvenir cloths, and souvenir badges, together with a selection of photographs and papers documenting Ted's war service and rehabilitation.
World War II
1 January 1939 to 31 December 1945
World War 2, wars
(h x w: 70mm x 52mm)
2 July 2007
Images and documents
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.