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Kingdon Tregosse Frost

Date of Birth

12 March 1877


Borough Road College


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-)

Service number


WW1 rank


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,, British School at Athens Memorial (,, secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik.