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William Edward Frost

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Frost AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/213 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wharewhitu, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas H.W. Frost (father), Melvin House, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/213 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Distinguished Conduct Medal: For conspicuous gallantry in assisting an officer to cover the withdrawal of raiders, which was necessary owing to enfilade fire from machine guns. Twice he returned to the enemy's line through their wire, and under heavy fire rescued and bought back two wounded men. L.G. 22 September 1916, p9309. AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
      Croix de Guerre (French): During a raid by a party of the 2nd Battallion, Wellington Regiment, on the night of 2nd-3rd July 1916, against then enemy's trenches, Company Sergeant-Major W.E Frost (since died of wounds), Ruahine Company, 2nd Battallion, Wellington Regiment, assisted 2nd Lieutenant R.E.V. Riddiford to cover the withdrawal of the raiders across "No man's land" to their own trenches. This withdrawal was necessary owing to enfilade fire from machine guns and grenades thrown from enemy's support lines. When the withdrawal to their own trenches had been completed, C.S.M Frost twice returned to the enemy's lines through the German wire, and under heavy fire bought back two wounded men who were lying within a few yards of the enemy's parapet, and so prevented them from being taken prisoners. L.G. 9 December 1916, p12040. AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Frost was the son of Thomas and Ada Frost, of Otorahanga, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1916 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM II. F. 164. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Kaikoura Anglican Church, 29 Torquay St, Kaikoura AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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