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Edward Arthur Dalrymple Frost

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Arthur Dalrymple AWMM
  • Surname
    Frost AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    25577 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1917 AWMM WaimaukuAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 15 May 1940 AWMM Frost Road, Te Kohanga, RD, Tuakau, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Frost Road, Te Kohanga, RD, Tuakau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Lilian Jessie Frost (mother), Tuakau, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lilian Jessie Frost (mother), Tuakau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25577 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura Military Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 3/4 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart Failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ted's daughter, Christine, provided the following: Ted had two older brothers (Mern and Roy) and a younger sister (Peg). In his early childhood the family moved to Tuakau, then onto the farm at Te Kohanga. He attended Te Kohanga Primary School and Pukekohe High School where he gained Matriculation. At 15 he left school to work on the farm. He enlisted for war service in the Army when he was 22 years old.

    Was one of the last groups off Greece, aboard the Glengyle.

    Upon discharge from 2NZEF, Ted purchased a 100 acre dairy farm at Te Hoe in the Waikato. He met his wife, Honor Marshdale, while visiting an army mate early in 1946. Honor was a real city girl. They married three months later on Ted's 29th birthday. While both wished for a large family, this proved 'Mission Impossible' and their only child, Christine, was born in 1954.

    Due to back problems, Ted had to sell the farm in 1961 and the family bought the local dairy in Whitianga. After 4 years, they moved to Auckland where Ted worked as a Storeman Packer for Burns Philip & Co, then Foodstuffs. He retired in 1976 and Honor and he moved back to Whitianga. Here they both played indoor and outdoor bowls

    In 1995, Honor was put in the local rest home, because of failing health, and two years later, daughter Christine returned home to look after the now frail Ted.

    An 'old soldier' right to the end - Ted never complained, had a keen interest and opinion about everything, plus always maintained a great sense of humour and quick wit.'

    A collection of archival material including pay books, route march instructions, rehabilitation farm allocation, postcards, greeting cards, train passes, coupons, is housed in the Museum Library.

    Mauretania, transfer to Ormonde from Bombay, India AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 June 2001 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mercury Bay Cemetery (Whitianga Public Cemetery), 1138 Purangi Road, Ferry Landing, Thames-Coromandel District, New Zealand AWMM 29 RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 June 2001 AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 162 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 12 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 June 2001 AWMM