Joseph Frost

13213, Lance Corporal, 10th Essex Regiment.

Died of Wounds on the 1st July 1916 aged 24.

Joseph Frost was the son of Nathaniel & Bertha Frost of 9 Burrs Green, Benington. He was born in the village of Newport, Essex and had enlisted in Saffron Walden.

The Battalion was part of the 53rd Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division and had moved forward from the village of Carnoy in preparation for an attack South-West of Montauban. At 07.30 a mine was blown at a place called Casino Point and it is recorded by the Regimental historians that the air was filled with debris, injuring some of the men. The Battalion then assaulted Pommiers Ridge along with the 7th Bedfordshire Regiment and the 11th Royal Fusiliers, and managed to reach a position known as White Trench.

It is uncertain at what point Joseph was injured but he died later that day as a result of his wounds.

Joseph is buried in the La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie. (I.A.34)

Medal Entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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