Born: 1884, Hoxton, Middlesex.

Died: 11th April 1915; age 31; KiA at Aubers near Neuve Chapelle – Bomb exploding in the trench close to our bombs, which also exploded. Just before cried out “Come on, men; if we have got to die we’ll die like Englishmen.”

The Daily News & Leader – 22nd April 1915 A HERO’S DEATHCaptain Eric L. Brown, in a letter to the parents of Company Sergeant Major Frost, of the Suffolks, who was killed at Neuve Chapelle, says: “At the battle of Neuve Chapelle, after he had received a severe shaking from a shell, he was up at the front encouraging the men, and he made use of the following expression: ‘Come on, men. If we have got to die we’ll die like Englishmen.’ This was when we were advancing under an extremely heavy shell fire. You will, I feel sure, understand from this little anecdote how much I miss him. He was killed by a bomb exploding in the trench.

Occupation: Ipswich Education Committee – Technical instructor in woodwork.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Company Sergeant Major; Service Number: 13

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Aubers Ridge British Cemetery,




Buried next to his friend Sergeant George Jesse Francis Greenwood




1891   26, Park Road, Walthamstow, Essex.


Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Frost, 32, a Carpenter and Joiner, born Stonham, Suffolk.

Emma Katherine Frost (nee Bevan), 32, born Ipswich.

Florence Kate Frost, 9, born Hoxton, Middlesex.

Ernest Arthur Frost, 4, born Hackney, London.

Annie Francis Frost, 2, born Hackney.

Kate Jessie Frost, 8 months, born Hackney.


1901   213, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 17 years old, a Carpenter & Joiner Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 44, a Carpenter, Joiner and Builder – own account.

Emma, 42.

Ernest, 14, a Plumber’s Apprentice.

Annie, 12.

Kate Jessie, 10.

Elsie May Frost, 7, born Ipswich.

Harry Bevan Frost, 5, born Ipswich.

Victoria Beatrice Frost, 3, born Ipswich.

Reginald Edward Frost, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   217, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 27 years old, a Manual Instructor at Grammar School – School Governors

Thomas, 52, a Builder – own account.

Emma, 52.

Annie, 22, an Outfitter’s Clerk.

Kate, 20, a School Teacher – County Council.

Elsie, 17, a Fishmongers Clerk.

Harry, 15, an Engineers Fitter – Mill Engineers.

Victoria, 13.

Reginald, 11.

Charles Albert Frost, 9, born Ipswich.


Probate to Thomas Frost – father, a builder.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas Frost – father.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich and also at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


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