Date of Birth
12 March 1877
Teacher at Borough Road College (1902-1904); Archaeologist in Egypt; Ministry of Education, Egypt (1905-1908); Bodleian Library, Oxford (1908-1909); Lecturer on Archaeology and Ancient History, Queens University, Belfast (1909-)
Cheshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion and then 1st Battalion
Theatre of war
Date of death
25 August 1914
Location of death
Battle of Mons
Wiheries Communal Cemetery (Grave/Memorial reference: Sp. Mem. III. A. 7.)
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”.
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.