Kingdon Tregost Frost

Date of Birth

12 March 1877

Job(s)

Teacher at Borough Road College (1902-1904); Archeologist in Egypt; Ministry of Education, Egypt (1905-1908); Bodleian Library, Oxford (1908-1909); Lecturer on Archeology and Ancient History, Queens University, Belfast (1909-)

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Lieutenant

Cheshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion and then 1st Battalion

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

25 August 1914

Location of death

Battle of Mons

Buried/memorial

Wiheries Communal Cemetery (Grave/Memorial reference: Sp. Mem. III. A. 7.)

Biography

Lieutenant Kingdon Tregosse Frost was a teacher at Borough Road College for two years, between 1902-1904. Before becoming a teacher he was a student at the British School in Athens. After spending time at Borough Road College he went on to specialise in archaeology and ancient history, including spending time in Egypt. He enlisted into the army in September 1912, having been a member of the Queen’s University Officer Training Corps. Frost joined the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Cheshire Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June 1913 and, when war broke out, he was attached to the 1st Battalion. He was killed on 25 August 1914 when, after a battle had ended, he went to identify retiring troops, only to find they were German soldiers. He was buried by Germans, with military honours after “fighting like a demon, having refused to surrender”.

Sources

Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://grandadswar.mrallsophistory.com/k_t_frost.html, British School at Athens Memorial (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8530875), http://www.kevincrouchwrites.com/borrowed-lives-kingdon-frost/, secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik.

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