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Ernest FROST

Private 9966 Ernest FROST of 13th Bn., Cheshire Regiment

Died of Wounds Friday 8th June 1917, Belgium, age 29

Of:13 Cheapside, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1888, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Emma Elizabeth Frost and Thomas Frost of 13 Cheapside, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Casual Labourer
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   Panel 19 - 22
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:

Private Frost, who was 28 years of age, had been in the army about four years and four months. He served in India for about 12 months when war broke out, and he accompanied his regiment to France, where he has seen a good deal of fighting. In India he contracted malarial fever, and while in France he had a recurrence of the trouble. About October last [1916] he was missing for about 18 weeks, and for a considerable time no definite news recieved from him. His mother has since been given to understand that, owing to illness and loss of memory, he had been wandering about, and did not know where he was or what he was doing. Later he wrote home saying he was much better.

Hyde Reporter June 30th 1917.

Court Marshall Details:
19th October 1916: Declared a Deserter when reported missing from His Majesty's Service. Awaiting Trial 6th February 1917, Tried by F. G. C. M. and found Guilty of Desertion on 6th March 1917, sentenced to Death, which was then commuted to 10 years Penal Servitude by Army Commander. Sentence Suspended 10th March 1917. Died of gun shot wound to head 8th June 1917.