FROST, Robert James
(Service number 7/45)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||26 February 1894||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||20|
|Address at Enlistment||Studholme, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. Frost, Studholme Junction, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||18 May 1919||Reason||End of service|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded 8 August 1915, sent to United Kingdom. Returned to Alexandria in January 1916
|Date||21 September 1954||Age||60|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimari Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block RC5 Plot 37|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Robert was the son of Michael Patrick and Julia Frost nee Sullivan (m 1885). Robert's sibling were: Eugene (1891-1942), Patrick Joseph (1886-1956), James P(?-1944), Margaret (b.1888), Catherine (b.1890).
Robert landed at Gallipoli on 9 May 1915 and was wounded on 8 Aug 1915. He was sent to England to recover. He returned to Alexandria on 10 Jan 1916, serving in Egypt before finally sailing home on 6 March 1919, where he was officially discharged on 18 May 1919.
Robert married Sarah Imelda Quinn in 1927.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online Christchurch City Cemetery records
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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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